Lichfield History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Lichfield family
The surname Lichfield 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Lichfield family
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Early Notables of the Lichfield family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lichfield family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lichfield Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Richard Lichfield, who settled in Virginia in 1627
- Lawrence Lichfield, who settled in Plymouth Massachusetts in 1639 and joined the "Ancient and Honourable Artillery Company of Boston"
Lichfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Elizabeth Lichfield, who settled in New York in 1831
Contemporary Notables of the name Lichfield (post 1700)
- Patrick Lichfield (b. 1939), English photographer
- Richard Lichfield, English barber surgeon in Cambridge
- Timothy Charles Lichfield (b. 1981), British radio presenter on London's Capital Radio
- Professor Nathaniel Lichfield, British Economist
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.