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

Stanfield Early Origins



The surname Stanfield 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.

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Stanfield Spelling Variations


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Stanfield Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Stanfield, Standfield, Stansfield, Stansfeld and others.

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Stanfield Early History


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Stanfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stanfield research. Another 208 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1508 and 1587 are included under the topic Early Stanfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stanfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stanfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Stanfield Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Stanfield or a variant listed above:

Stanfield Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Lawrence Stanfield arrived in Virginia in 1646
  • Fran Stanfield, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1683
  • Francis Stanfield, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1683
  • Fran Stanfield and his wife and four children who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683

Stanfield Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Stanfield, who landed in Virginia in 1774

Stanfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Stanfield, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1856
  • A J Stanfield, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860
  • Cyrus Stanfield, who arrived in New York in 1862
  • Elizth Stanfield, aged 7, landed in New York in 1862
  • Emily Stanfield, aged 4, landed in New York in 1862

Stanfield Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Stanfield was a fisherman of English Harbour in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stanfield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stanfield (post 1700)



  • Vic Stanfield (b. 1951), American professional ice hockey player
  • Kevin Bruce Stanfield (b. 1955), former American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Andrew William Stanfield (1927-1985), American sprinter and Olympic gold and silver medalist
  • Robert Nelson Stanfield (1877-1945), American politician and rancher from the state of Oregon
  • George Clarkson Stanfield (1828-1878), English painter, son of Clarkson Stanfield
  • Robert Lorne Stanfield (1914-2003), Canadian politician, 17th Premier of Nova Scotia (1956-1967), Federal Leader of the Official Opposition (1967-1976)
  • Frank Stanfield (1872-1931), Canadian entrepreneur and politician in Nova Scotia, son of Charles E. Stanfield, founder of Stanfield Mills in Truro which became known as Stanfield's Limited, a Canadian garment manufacturer in 1906
  • Frank Thomas Stanfield (1903-1967), member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • John "Jack" Stanfield (b. 1942), retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward
  • Frederic William Stanfield (b. 1944), former Canadian professional ice hockey left winger
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Stanfield


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Suggested Readings for the name Stanfield



  • Descendants of Sampson, Stanfield, Who went from Anson County, North Carolina, via East Tennessee into Knox County, Kentucky in the Early 1800s by Goldie Smith Hieronymus.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    The Stanfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stanfield 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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