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Early Origins of the Whitfiel family


The surname Whitfiel was first found in Northumberland at Whitfield, a parish, in the union of Haltwhistle, W. division of Tindale ward where "this place was for six centuries the property of the Whitfield family, to whom the Countess Ada, widow of Henry, Earl of Huntingdon, and mother of William the Lion, King of Scotland, made a grant of it in fee, with the exception of some lands to be held under the convent of Hexham; shortly after which, the family had a grant from that establishment of nearly all Whitfield." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Due to the literal translation of the surname to "dweller by the white field," [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
there are many other place name in both common spellings, Whitefield and Whitfield; too many to list here. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list: Margery de Wytefled in Oxfordshire; and Peter de Whytefled in Norfolk. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


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Early History of the Whitfiel family

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Early History of the Whitfiel family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitfiel research.
Another 188 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1650, 1371, 1384, 1378, 1401, 1378 and 1401 are included under the topic Early Whitfiel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whitfiel Spelling Variations

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Whitfiel Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Whytefield, Whitfield, Whitefield, Whitefeild and others.

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Early Notables of the Whitfiel family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Whitfiel family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Whitfiel family to Ireland

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Migration of the Whitfiel family to Ireland


Some of the Whitfiel family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Whitfiel family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Whitfiel family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Barbara Whitefield who settled in Virginia in 1685; Richard Whitefield settled in Virginia in 1635; Gilbert Whitfeild settled in Georgia in 1623; John Whitfeild settled in Barbados in 1660.

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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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