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The Anglo-Saxon name Redfield comes from when the family resided in the region of Redfern in Lancashire.
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.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Redfield research. Another 276 words (20 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.
More information is included under the topic Early Redfield Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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
- Harriet Redfield, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1944
- George H. Redfield, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Cass County, 1916
- George Redfield, American politician, Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention, 1850
- G. C. Redfield, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1912
- Heman J. Redfield (1788-1877), American politician, Member of New York State Senate 8th District, 1823-25; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1853-57
- Heman J. Redfield (1823-1883), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Monroe, Michigan, 1871-75; Member of Michigan State Senate 5th District, 1875-78; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1876
- Herbert D. Redfield, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Old Saybrook; Elected 1906
- Holland L. II Redfield, American Republican politician, Member of Virgin Islands legislature, 1985-94, 1997-98; Member of Republican National Committee from Virgin Islands, 2008
- Horace R. Redfield, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Meriden, 1837
- James G. Redfield, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Delaware County, 1829
- Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
- Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
- Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
- Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
- Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
- Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
- Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
- Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
The Redfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Redfield 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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