Patfield is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in the region of Patty's field.
Patfield is a topographic
surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation
names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the Patfield family
The surname Patfield was first found in county Staffordshire
, where the family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Patfield family
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Patfield Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Patfield family name include Padfield, Paddfield, Padfild, Padfeld, Padefeld, Patfield, Padford, Paddford, Patford and many more.
Early Notables of the Patfield family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Patfield family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Patfield Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- James Patfield, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752