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Morefield Early Origins



The surname Morefield 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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Morefield Spelling Variations


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Morefield 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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Morefield Early History


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Morefield Early History



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

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Morefield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Morefield Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Morefield In Ireland


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Morefield In Ireland



Some of the Morefield 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:

Morefield Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Morefield, who settled in Hingham, MA sometime between 1620 and 1650

Morefield Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Morefield, who setted in London, England in 1720

Morefield Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Peter Morefield, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Peter Morefield, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Vernon Morefield, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Ann Morefield, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Ed ward Morefield, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Morefield Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Simon Morefield, who setted in Ontario in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Morefield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Morefield (post 1700)



  • James W. Morefield, American Republican politician, Member of Virginia State House of Delegates 3rd District; Elected 2011
  • Billy Joe Morefield, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates, 2010 (25th District), 2012 (27th District)
  • Richard H Morefield, American diplomat, U.S. Consul General in Tehran, one of the hostages in Iran in 1979-80

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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. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Morefield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Morefield 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 12 December 2016 at 11:13.

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