Masefield History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Masefield family

The surname Masefield was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1210 when Philip Mayfield or Mayville was recorded with estates in that county.

Early History of the Masefield family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Masefield research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1642, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Masefield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Masefield Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mayfield, Mayville, Mayfeld, Maifield, Mayfeild and many more.

Early Notables of the Masefield family (pre 1700)

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Australia Masefield migration to Australia +

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

Masefield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

New Zealand Masefield migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Masefield Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Masefield, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870
  • Mr. Thomas Masefield, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Queen Bee" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 8th February 1871 [2]
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Masefield, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Queen Bee" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 8th February 1871 [2]
  • Mr. Richard Masefield, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Queen Bee" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 8th February 1871 [2]
  • Mrs. Mary R Masefield, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Queen Bee" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 8th February 1871 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Masefield (post 1700) +

  • Paul Darren Masefield (b. 1970), English former football right back, current television broadcaster
  • John Edward Masefield (1878-1967), English poet, Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1930 until his death, also known for his children's novels The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights


  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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