The name ‘Field’ originates from England. It is derived from the topographic name for someone who lived on land which had been cleared of forest, but not brought in to cultivation, from the Old English word ‘fed’ meaning pasture, open country and ‘weald’ meaning wooden land, uncleared forest. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Field’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the thirteenth century were an English family by the name of Feilding, also found as Fielding and Flyding, trace their descent from ‘Geoffrey Feilding’, who fought under King Henry III (1216-72). They hold the earldoms of Denbigh and Desmond, and a branch of the family included Henry Fielding (1705-54). Historical archive’s have been unable to definitely determine the exact period of settlement in North America but It is believed that the forefather’s of this surname were part of the exodus of migrants that followed the Treaty of Peace signed in Paris in 1763, when great Britain obtained ownership of the whole of North America east of the Missisipi River excepting New Orleans. The chief reasons causing working class people … Coat of arms: Sable, a chevr…
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