Stanfeild History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Stanfeild was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Stanfeild 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 Stanfeild family

The surname Stanfeild was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very early times where they were Lords of the manor of Stansfield and held that village which contained two churches and scattered moorland houses which were granted 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 Stanfeild family

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Stanfeild Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Stanfield, Standfield, Stansfield, Stansfeld and others.

Early Notables of the Stanfeild family (pre 1700)

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United States Stanfeild migration to the United States +

Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Stanfeild name or one of its variants:

Stanfeild Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Symond Stanfeild, who landed in Virginia in 1634 [1]
  • Lawrence Stanfeild, who arrived in Virginia in 1646 [1]


  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)


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