Norfolk and Westfield, in Sussex; or it may have been a name for someone who lived to the west of an open field.
Early Origins of the Westfield family
Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1276 when John Westfield held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Westfield family
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Westfield Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Westfield, Westerfill, Westerfeild, Westfield, Westfill, Westfill and many more.
Early Notables of the Westfield family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Westfield family to the New World and Oceana
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Westfield Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Westfield Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Westfield (post 1700)
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