Show ContentsTattersfield History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Tattersfield came to England with the ancestors of the Tattersfield family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Tattersfield family lived in Lincolnshire, in the parish of Tattersall (Tattershall.)

Early Origins of the Tattersfield family

The surname Tattersfield was first found in Lincolnshire where William the Conqueror bestowed this and other lands upon one of his followers called Eudo, from whom descended Robert de Tateshall, who built Tattershall castle, and whose son was created Baron Tateshall in 1295. 1 2 Another source has a slightly different timeline: "This place was a Roman military post, as two encampments at Tattershall Park in its immediate neighbourhood indicate; and was granted at the Conquest to Eudo, one of William's followers, whose descendants erected a castle about 1440, south-westward from the town. The fortress stood on a moor, and was surrounded by two fosses, which received the waters of the Bain; the principal part was demolished during the parliamentary war. " 3 The Domesday Book of 1086 lists the place as Tateshale. 4

Early History of the Tattersfield family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tattersfield research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1295, 1724 and 1795 are included under the topic Early Tattersfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tattersfield Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Tattersfield has been recorded under many different variations, including Tattersall, Tattershall, Tateshall, Tatersall, Tatershall, Tatteshall, Tetstall and many more.

Early Notables of the Tattersfield family

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Australia Tattersfield migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Tattersfield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Tattersfield, English convict who was convicted in York, Yorkshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Barossa" on 9th May 1844, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) 5

Contemporary Notables of the name Tattersfield (post 1700) +

  • Richard Tattersfield, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1924 6

  1. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  5. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 24th September 2020). Retrieved from
  6. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook