Early Origins of the Lichford family
The surname Lichford 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 Lichford family
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Lichford Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Lichford family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lichford family to the New World and Oceana
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".