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Litchfield Early Origins



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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Litchfield Spelling Variations


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Litchfield Spelling Variations



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

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Litchfield Early History


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Litchfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Litchfield research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Litchfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Litchfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Litchfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • Lawrence Litchfield, who arrived in New England in 1646

Litchfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Litchfield, who landed in America in 1805

Litchfield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles William Litchfield arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) D'AUVERGNE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839D'Auvergne.htm
  • Ellen Litchfield arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) D'AUVERGNE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839D'Auvergne.htm
  • Agnes Frederica Litchfield arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) D'AUVERGNE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839D'Auvergne.htm
  • Frederick Henry Litchfield arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) D'AUVERGNE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839D'Auvergne.htm
  • George Charles Litchfield arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) D'AUVERGNE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839D'Auvergne.htm
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Contemporary Notables of the name Litchfield (post 1700)


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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
  • L. H. Litchfield, American politician, Member of Dakota territorial House of Representatives, 1862-64
  • 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
  • Edward C. Litchfield, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 2nd District, 1878
  • Connally T. Litchfield, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Abingdon, Virginia, 1887-90
  • David Litchfield (b. 1975), British security researcher

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) D'AUVERGNE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839D'Auvergne.htm

Other References

  1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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