Standfield History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Standfield was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Standfield family lived in Yorkshire. Checking further we found the name was derived from the Old English "stan," meaning "stony," and "feld," meaning "field."

Early Origins of the Standfield family

The surname Standfield was first found in Lancashire at Worsthorn, a township, in the parochial chapelry and poor-law union of Burnley, parish of Whalley, Higherdivision of the hundred of Blackburn. "Worsthorn, or Wrdest, belonged to Henry de Wrdest in the reign of Stephen or Henry II.; and was granted in that of Edward II., by Henry de Lacy, to the Stansfield family." [1] "Audenshaw Lodge [in Audenshaw, Lancashire], an agreeable seat, was for many generations in the possession of the Stanfields: there are several other ancient and some handsome and neat mansions in the division." [1]

Early History of the Standfield family

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Standfield Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stanfield, Standfield, Stansfield and others.

Early Notables of the Standfield family (pre 1700)

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Canada Standfield migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Standfield Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John and Thomas Standfield and their families settled in London, Ontario, Canada, in 1844

Contemporary Notables of the name Standfield (post 1700) +

  • John Standfield, English labourer, son of Thomas Standfield, one of the Tolpuddle Martyrs who was was convicted of swearing a secret oath and sent to Australia; they were all later pardoned in 1836 after mass protests and returned to England; he later emigrated to London, Upper Canada
  • Thomas Standfield, English labourer, one of the Tolpuddle Martyrs from Tolpuddle, Dorset, who was convicted of swearing a secret oath and sent to Australia; they were all later pardoned in 1836 after mass protests and returned to England; he later emigrated to London, Upper Canada
  • Paul Standfield (1916-2003), former Australian rules footballer who played with Footscray (1936-1940)
  • Bob Standfield (1915-1993), former Australian rules footballer who played with Carlton (1942) and Essendon (1938-1940), brother of Pal Sandfield
  • Barry Standfield (b. 1970), former Australian rules footballer who played with Footscray (1990-1996) and Adelaide (1997)


The Standfield 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: Nosce teipsum
Motto Translation: Know thyself.


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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