Field

about 1650–
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Field

Field was born about 1650, in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. He married Mary Bishop on 28 October 1687, in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. He died in his hometown.

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Field
1650–
Mary Bishop
1652–1703
Marriage: 28 October 1687

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MARRIAGE
28 October 1687
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived on land which had been cleared of forest, but not brought into cultivation, from Old English feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’, as opposed on the one hand to æcer ‘cultivated soil’, ‘enclosed land’ ( see Acker ) and on the other to weald ‘wooded land’, ‘forest’ ( see Wald ).2 Possibly also Scottish or Irish: reduced form of McField ( see Mcphail ).3 Jewish (American): Americanized and shortened form of any of the many Jewish surnames containing Feld.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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