Stantfield History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

The surname Stantfield 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 Stantfield family

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Stantfield Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Stantfield were recorded, including Stanfield, Standfield, Stansfield, Stansfeld and others.

Early Notables of the Stantfield family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Stantfield family

The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Stantfield arrived in North America very early: Fran Stanfield and his wife and four children who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683.



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