Lichfeld History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lichfeld family

The surname Lichfeld was first found in Staffordshire at Lichfield, a city and county of itself, and the head of a union. "This place, called by Bede Licidfeld, and by Ingulphus and Henry of Huntingdon Lichfeld, both implying "the field of the dead," is supposed to have derived its name from the martyrdom of more than 1000 Christians, who are said to have been massacred here in the reign of the Emperor Diocletian." [1]

Early History of the Lichfeld family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lichfeld research. Another 65 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lichfeld History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lichfeld Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lichfield, Litchfield, Lichford and others.

Early Notables of the Lichfeld family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Lichfeld family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Richard Lichfield, who settled in Virginia in 1627; Lawrence Lichfield, who settled in Plymouth Mass in 1639 and joined the "Ancient and Honourable Artillery Company of Boston".



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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