Maleabout 1650–

Brief Life History of Field

Field was born about 1650, in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. He married Mary Bishop on 28 October 1687, in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. He died in his hometown.

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Mary Bishop
Marriage: 28 October 1687

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  • Marriage
    28 October 1687Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
  • Name Meaning

    English and Irish: habitational name, probably from Field, in Leigh, Staffordshire. The placename derives from Old English feld ‘flat open country’. In the late 12th century one of Henry II's warrior knights took the surname to Ireland, where it often took the semi-Norman French form de la Feld. From the 15th century onward it was increasingly reduced to Field and gave its name to Fieldstown, the family's chief seat near Dublin. A branch of the Anglo-Irish family that migrated back to England in the 14th century retained the Normanized form as Delafield .

    English: topographic name for someone who lived by an arable field or an area of open country (Middle English feld).

    Irish: Anglicized form of Feeley , through similarity of sound, and of Maghery by translation (chiefly in Armagh), from Gaelic An Mhachaire ‘of the field’.

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

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