Early Origins of the Morfield family
The surname Morfield 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 Morfield family
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Morfield Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Moorfield, Morefield, Mirefield, Moreville, Moorville, Morville, Morfield, Myrfield, Monfode, Nontfoyde and many more.
Early Notables of the Morfield family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Morfield family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Morfield Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Morfield, who settled in Boston in 1638
- John Morfield, who landed in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1638 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Morfield Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Wm. Morfield, who arrived in Potomac in 1742
- William Morfield, who settled in America in 1742