Early Origins of the Moorefield family
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Moorefield family
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Moorefield Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Moorfield, Morefield, Mirefield, Moreville, Moorville, Morville, Morfield, Myrfield, Monfode, Nontfoyde and many more.
Early Notables of the Moorefield family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Moorefield family to Ireland
Some of the Moorefield family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Moorefield family to the New World and Oceana
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
Contemporary Notables of the name Moorefield (post 1700)
- Virgil Moorefield (b. 1956), American avant-garde musician, drummer and composer