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.
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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
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 
Harry Mayfield, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1972 
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 
Earle B. Mayfield Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940 
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 
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 
^ 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)