Merfeld History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Merfeld family

The surname Merfeld was first found in Yorkshire 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 1086 when 3 Englishmen (Saxons) held the estates from Ilbert de Lacy who held the village after the Norman Conquest. Succeeding was Wluric of Mirfield in 1211.

Early History of the Merfeld family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Merfeld research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Merfeld History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Merfeld Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mirfield, Mirrfield, Myrfield, Merfield, Merefield and many more.

Early Notables of the Merfeld family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Merfeld family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..


Contemporary Notables of the name Merfeld (post 1700) +

  • Steve Merfeld, American former assistant basketball coach at Bradley University


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