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Maxfield Early Origins



The surname Maxfield was first found in Cheshire East at Macclesfield, a market town in the parish of Prestbury, and hundred of Macclesfield. Prior to the Norman Conquest, this place constituted a portion of the demesne of the earls of Mercia, who held a court here for the ancient hundred of Hamestan; thus, in the record of Domesday, it is represented to have been one of the seats of Earl Edwin. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The Domesday Book records the place name as Maclesfeld [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and probably meant "open country of a man called Maccel," and Old English personal name + "feld." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
An ecclesiastical council was held at Macclesfield in 1332, and another in 1362, by the Archbishop of Canterbury. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Maxfield Spelling Variations


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Maxfield Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Macclesfield, Macksfield, Maxfield, Mexfield, Mixfield and many more.

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Maxfield Early History


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Maxfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maxfield research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1535, 1590, 1616 and 1929 are included under the topic Early Maxfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Maxfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Maxfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maxfield Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Maxfield or a variant listed above were:

Maxfield Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Clement Maxfield, who landed in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1658
  • Richard Maxfield, who landed in Maryland in 1665

Maxfield Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Maxfield, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1772
  • Mary Maxfield, aged 12, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773

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Contemporary Notables of the name Maxfield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Maxfield (post 1700)



  • Mike Maxfield, American editor and actor, known for his work on The Pecos League (2014), The T.A.M.I. Show (1964) and Go Go Mania (1965)
  • Scott Maxfield, American head coach of the Henderson State Reddies football team
  • Max Maxfield (b. 1945), American politician, 18th Wyoming State Auditor (1999-2007), 20th Secretary of State of Wyoming (2007-)
  • Lee Maxfield, American businessman, founder of Maxfield Research, a Minnesota based real estate research company in 1983
  • Richard Vance Maxfield (1927-1969), American composer of instrumental, electro-acoustic, and electronic music
  • Thomas Maxfield (d. 1784), English Wesleyan Methodist preacher from Bristol who traveled with Charles Wesley
  • Mike Maxfield (b. 1944), English songwriter and guitarist, member of The Dakotas
  • William Maxfield, British Whig politician, Member of Parliament for Grimsby (1832-1835)
  • Stuart Maxfield (1972-1990), retired Australian rules footballer who played from 1990 to 2005
  • Ian John Maxfield (b. 1959), Australian former politician, Member for Narracan, Victoria (19992006)

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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. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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The Maxfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maxfield Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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