Mayfield History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Mayfield family

The surname Mayfield 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 Mayfield family

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Mayfield Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Mayfield family (pre 1700)

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United States Mayfield migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mayfield Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Abigail Mayfield who arrived in Virginia in 1677
  • Jaen Mayfield who settled in Barbados in 1697
Mayfield Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Mayfield who arrived in America in 1774
Mayfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Mayfield who settled in Maryland in 1813
  • Thomas Mayfield, aged 33, who arrived in Maryland in 1813 [1]
  • John G Mayfield, who landed in New York in 1840 [1]
  • V Mayfield, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • W Mayfield, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]

Australia Mayfield migration to Australia +

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

Mayfield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Mayfield, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [2]
  • Rebecca Mayfield, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [2]
  • Fanny Mayfield, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [2]
  • James Mayfield, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [2]
  • John Mayfield, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Mayfield 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:

Mayfield Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Henry Mayfield, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1861
  • Thomas Mayfield, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Armstrong" in 1865
  • Mary Mayfield, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Armstrong" in 1865

Contemporary Notables of the name Mayfield (post 1700) +

  • Percy Mayfield (1920-1984), American songwriter, best known for his songs "Hit the Road Jack" and "Please Send Me Someone to Love"
  • Corporal Melvin Mayfield (1919-1990), American soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1945
  • Irvin Mayfield (b. 1977), American jazz musician
  • Curtis Mayfield (1942-1999), American soul, funk and R&B singer
  • James Jefferson Mayfield (1861-1927), American judge and code commissioner
  • Henry J. Mayfield, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1948 [3]
  • Harry Mayfield, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1972 [3]
  • Earle Bradford Mayfield (1881-1964), American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State Senate, 1907-13; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1923-29; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1924 [3]
  • Earle B. Mayfield Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940 [3]
  • Don W. Mayfield, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Genesee County 1st District, 1946 ; Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1952 [3]
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Lester Ellsworth Mayfield, American Fireman First Class from Colorado, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [4]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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