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Multiple Origins for the Surname Stanfield


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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)



  • Sylvia Stanfield (b. 1943), American former diplomat, the first African-American female Ambassador to Brunei, from 1999 to 2002
  • LaKeith Lee "Keith" Stanfield (b. 1991), American actor and rapper
  • Robert Nelson Stanfield (1877-1945), American politician and rancher from the state of Oregon, United States Senator from Oregon (1921-1927), 27th Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives (1917-1918)
  • Andrew William "Andy" Stanfield (1927-1985), American Olympic gold and silver medalist sprinter a the 1952 and 1956 Summer Olympics
  • Vic Stanfield (b. 1951), American professional ice hockey player
  • Kevin Bruce Stanfield (b. 1955), former American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Ross Stanfield (1927-2010), Canadian self-styled mining promoter based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada; in 1964 he promoted a penny stock named Gibraltar Mines Ltd, the second largest copper mine in Canada, into production in 1972
  • John Stanfield (1868-1934), Canadian politician and industrialist, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Colchester (1907-1917), son of Charles E. Stanfield, he and his brother Frank took over Stanfield's Limited
  • Charles E. Stanfield, Canadian co-founder of Stanfield's Limited, a Canadian garment manufacturer based in Truro, Nova Scotia in 1856
  • James Field Stanfield (b. 1824), Irish actor, abolitionist and author, father of Clarkson Stanfield
  • ... (Another 9 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. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. 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.
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    11. ...

    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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