Suffield History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Suffield family

The surname Suffield was first found in Norfolk where conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Baron Suffield who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

One of the first of the family on record was Walter Suffield, Suffeld or Suthfeld (died 1257), an English cleric, Bishop of Norwich (1244-1257.) Apparently, he was an eloquent preacher, and showed generosity to the poor. In 1249, he founded St. Giles's Hospital in Norwich to provide care for the poor which is still in use today.

Early History of the Suffield family

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Suffield Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Suffield, Suffell, Suffill and others.

Early Notables of the Suffield family (pre 1700)

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United States Suffield migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Suffield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Robert Suffield, who settled in Colorado in 1888

Canada Suffield migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Suffield Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Henry Suffield, who was recorded in Toronto in the Ontario census of 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Suffield (post 1700) +

  • Robert Rodolph Suffield (1821-1891), English Dominican friar and later and Unitarian minister, son of George Suffield, a member of an old Roman Catholic family in Norfolk
  • Melissa Holly Suffield (b. 1992), English actress from London, best known for her role as Lucy Beale in the BBC soap opera EastEnders
  • Thomas M Suffield, American businessman who founded and is current managing director of Cedars Capital, LLC, Houston, Texas


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