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When the ancestors of the Neufeld family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Guernsey. Their name, however, is a reference to the Bailiwick of Neufchatel-en-Dary, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Neufeld Early Origins



The surname Neufeld was first found in Guernsey where they held a family seat from very early times and acquired the lands of Noftall. They were originally from Fief of Bully, held by Robert Mellevilla in the Bailiwick of Neufchatel-en-Dary in Normandy. In 1184 Engueran (Ingram) de Moncellis held Neufchatel according to the Norman Exchequer Rolls of 1184. They were conjecturally descended from Neufchatel. This family also held the lands of Nun Coton in Lincolnshire.

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Neufeld Spelling Variations


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Neufeld Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Neufeld has been recorded under many different variations, including Noftall, Noftle, Naftel, Nofty, Noftal and many more.

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Neufeld Early History


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Neufeld Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Neufeld research. Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Neufeld History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Neufeld Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Neufeld Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Neufeld Notables 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



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Neufelds were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Neufeld Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Diedrich Neufeld, aged 29, landed in New York, NY in 1873
  • Marie Neufeld, aged 26, arrived in New York, NY in 1873
  • Diedrict Neufeld, aged 34, arrived in New York, NY in 1874
  • Abr Neufeld, aged 53, landed in New York, NY in 1874
  • Marg Neufeld, aged 22, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Neufeld Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Katherina Neufeld, aged 13, landed in New York, NY in 1901

Neufeld Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Bernhard Neufeld, who arrived in Manitoba in 1874
  • Charles Neufeld, who landed in Manitoba in 1874
  • Johan Neufeld, who landed in Manitoba in 1874
  • John Neufeld, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875
  • Peter Neufeld, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Neufeld (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Neufeld (post 1700)



  • Maurice Frank Neufeld (1910-2003), American academic and author
  • Mace Alvin Neufeld (b. 1928), American film and television producer
  • Elizabeth F. Neufeld (b. 1928), American geneticist, co-winner of the 1988 Wolf Prize in Medicine
  • Ellen Neufeld, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 2004
  • Sarah Neufeld (b. 1979), Canadian violinist
  • Kevin Neufeld (b. 1960), Canadian Olympic rower

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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    The Neufeld Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Neufeld 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.

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