Redfield History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Redfield comes from when the family resided in the region of Redfern in Lancashire.

Early Origins of the Redfield family

The surname Redfield was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Redfern near Rochdale, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Redfield family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Redfield research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1604, 1610, and 1616 are included under the topic Early Redfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Redfield Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Redfield has been recorded under many different variations, including Redferne, Redfern, Reedfern, Readfern, Reddfern, Redfearn, Redfinn, Redfyne and many more.

Early Notables of the Redfield family (pre 1700)

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United States Redfield migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Redfield or a variant listed above:

Redfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Redfield, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Redfield (post 1700) +

  • Edward Willis Redfield (1869-1965), American Impressionist landscape painter
  • Alfred Clarence Redfield (1890-1983), American oceanographer
  • James Redfield (b. 1950), American author, lecturer, screenwriter and film producer
  • William Charles Redfield (1789-1857), American meteorologist, first President of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Robert R. Redfield, American virologist and medical researcher
  • Robert Redfield (1897-1958), American anthropologist
  • John Howard Redfield (1879-1944), American mathematician
  • Harriet Redfield, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1944 [2]
  • George H. Redfield, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Cass County, 1916 [2]
  • George Redfield, American politician, Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention, 1850 [2]
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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