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Porterfeild History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Porterfeild family


The surname Porterfeild was first found in Cornwall, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Porterfeild family


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Porterfeild Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Porterfield, Porterfeild and others.

Early Notables of the Porterfeild family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Porterfeild family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Porterfeild Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Porterfeild, who arrived in Virginia in 1700

The Porterfeild Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sub pondere sursum
Motto Translation: Beneath my load (I look) upward.


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