Litchfield History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Litchfield family

The surname Litchfield 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 Litchfield family

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Litchfield Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Litchfield family (pre 1700)

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Litchfield migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Litchfield Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Laurence Litchfield, who landed in Massachusetts in 1639 [2]
  • Lawrence Litchfield, who arrived in New England in 1646 [2]
Litchfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Litchfield, who landed in America in 1805 [2]

Litchfield migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Litchfield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Charles William Litchfield, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [3]
  • Ellen Litchfield, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [3]
  • Agnes Frederica Litchfield, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [3]
  • Frederick Henry Litchfield, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [3]
  • George Charles Litchfield, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [3]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Litchfield (post 1700)

  • Elisha Litchfield (1785-1859), American merchant and Congressman from New York
  • John Litchfield (1899-1918), American sailor, posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, eponym of the USS Litchfield (DD-336)
  • Edward H. Litchfield (1914-1968), American educator, twelfth Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh (1956 to 1965)
  • Leonard Litchfield, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County, 1845 [4]
  • L. H. Litchfield, American politician, Member of Dakota territorial House of Representatives, 1862-64 [4]
  • Elisha Litchfield (1785-1859), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Onondaga County, 1818-19, 1831-33, 1844; Speaker of the New York State Assembly, 1844; U.S. Representative from New York, 1821-25 [4]
  • Edward C. Litchfield, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 2nd District, 1878 [4]
  • Connally T. Litchfield, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Abingdon, Virginia, 1887-90 [4]
  • Dr. Paul Litchfield C.B.E., O.B.E.,, British Chief Medical Officer for BT Group plc., was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to Wellbeing in the Workplace [5]
  • David Litchfield (b. 1975), British security researcher

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) D'AUVERGNE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839D'Auvergne.htm
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
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