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." [1]

Important Dates for the Lichfield family

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Lichfield Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Lichfield family (pre 1700)

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Lichfield migration to the United States

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

Citations

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