Stanfield History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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."

Early Origins of the Stanfield family

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.

Early History of the Stanfield family

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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.

Early Notables of the Stanfield family (pre 1700)

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Stanfield Ranking

In the United States, the name Stanfield is the 2,789th most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. [1]


United States Stanfield migration to the United States +

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, who arrived in Virginia in 1646
  • Fran Stanfield, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1683 [2]
  • Francis Stanfield, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1683 [2]
  • 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 [2]
Stanfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Stanfield, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1856 [2]
  • A J Stanfield, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860 [2]
  • Cyrus Stanfield, who arrived in New York in 1862 [2]
  • Elizth Stanfield, aged 7, who landed in New York in 1862 [2]
  • Emily Stanfield, aged 4, who landed in New York in 1862 [2]

Canada Stanfield migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stanfield Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Stanfield was a fisherman of English Harbour in 1871

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
  • Frederic William "Fred" Stanfield (1944-2021), Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League from 1964 until 1978
  • Clarkson Frederick Stanfield (1793-1867), English marine and landscape painter, sometimes in error called William Clarkson Stanfield, born at Sunderland, son of James Field Stanfield, by his first wife, Mary Hoad
  • 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
  • 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
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


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.

  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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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