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Early Origins of the Linfield family

The surname Linfield was first found in Buckinghamshire. They claim descent as a tenant of the lands of Lynford, held by Stanard, a Norman noble, from Roger Bigod who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. [1]

Today, Linford Manor is an old manor house that has been converted into a recording studio complex in Great Linford, Milton Keynes, England. Little Linford is a village in the county of Buckinghamshire, England. The name literally means 'ford where maple trees grow' derived from the Old English hlyn + ford [2] The Hampshire Linford was the Anglo-Saxon Lindford. [3]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1272 revealed the first record of the family, specifically Roger de Lynford, Buckinghamshire. [4]

Early History of the Linfield family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Linfield research. Another 74 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1202, 1273, 1650, 1666, 1670, 1671, 1674, 1675, 1676, 1685, 1689, 1700, 1709 and 1724 are included under the topic Early Linfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Linfield Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lynford, Linford, Linforth, Lynforth, Linfoot, Lynfoot, Lindford, Lyndford, Lindforth, Lyndforth, Lineford, Lyneford, Lineforth, Linefoot, Lenforth and many more.

Early Notables of the Linfield family

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Thomas Lynford or Linford (1650-1724), English divine, son of Samuel Lynford of Cambridge, where he was born in 1650. He "was educated at Newark and Bury St. Edmunds, and admitted as a sizar at Christ's College, Cambridge, 16 July 1666. He is described in the admission book as ‘optimæ spei juvenis.’ He graduated B.A. in 1670-1671, and proceeded M.A. in 1674, and S.T.P. in 1689, being also incorporated M.A. of Oxford on 11 July 1676. He was elected fellow of Christ's in 1675, and was also tutor from 1676 to 1685. He gave...
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United States Linfield migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Linfield Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Nicho Linfield, who landed in Virginia in 1652 [5]
  • Richard Linfield, who arrived in Virginia in 1652 [5]
Linfield Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Francis Linfield, who landed in North Carolina in 1702 [5]
  • John Linfield, who landed in North Carolina in 1702 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Linfield (post 1700) +

  • George Fisher Linfield (1846-1890), American clergyman and educator, eponym of Linfield College (now Linfield University)
  • Frances Ross Linfield (1852-1940), American educator, social activist and philanthropist
  • Mark Linfield, British Primetime Emmy Award winning writer, producer and director of nature documentaries for cinema and television
  • Frederick Caesar Linfield (1861-1939), British politician, Member of Parliament for Mid Bedfordshire (1922-1924)

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  4. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook