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Moorefield Early Origins



The surname Moorefield was first found in Cumberland where the family name was first referenced in the year 1154 when Peter Morville was recorded with estates. They were originally from Morville, arr Valognes in the canton of Briquebec in Normandy. Another early record of the family was found in the royal burgh of Lauder in Berwickshire. This parish was "granted in the early part of the 12th century, by David I., to Hugh de Moreville, constable of Scotland. De Moreville gave the lands of Thirlstane, in the parish, to one of his kinsmen, whose grand-daughter conveyed them by marriage to Sir Richard Maitland, ancestor of the present Earl of Lauderdale, now the principal proprietor of the parish." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Moorefield Spelling Variations


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Moorefield Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Moorfield, Morefield, Mirefield, Moreville, Moorville, Morville, Morfield, Myrfield, Monfode, Nontfoyde and many more.

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Moorefield Early History


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Moorefield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moorefield research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Moorefield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moorefield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moorefield Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Moorefield Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moorefield In Ireland


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Moorefield In Ireland



Some of the Moorefield family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Moorefield Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Moorefield, who settled in Maryland in 1720

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Contemporary Notables of the name Moorefield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Moorefield (post 1700)



  • Virgil Moorefield (b. 1956), American avant-garde musician, drummer and composer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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The Moorefield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moorefield 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.

This page was last modified on 7 October 2016 at 11:29.

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