Last name: Fields

This interesting surname, of Anglo-Saxon origin, is a topographical name for someone who lived on land which had been cleared of forest, but not brought into cultivation, deriving from the Olde English pre 7th Century "feld" meaning "pasture", "open country". The surname dates back to the late 12th Century (see below). Further recordings include one Hugo de la Felde (1188) the Pipe Rolls of Bedfordshire, John del Feld (1190) Suffolk, the Kalendar of Abbot Samson of Bury St. Edmunds, and James atte Felde (1296), the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex. Variations in the idiom of the spelling include Fyeld, Feild, Fields, de la Feld and Delafield. London Church Recordings include one George Henrick, who married Margarett Feilde at St. Martin Orgar and St. Clement Eastcheap, on June 6th 1546, and William Field, who married Agnes Smith on October 10th 1586, in Stepney. An interesting namebearer was Nathaniel Field (1587 - 1633), actor and dramatist, who acted in plays by Shakespeare and Ben Jonson. His name was made synonymous with "best actor" in Jonson's "Bartholomew Fair" (1614). The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Robert de Felde which was dated 1185, in the "Knights Templars Records of Gloucestershire", during the reign of King Henry 11, known as "The Builder of Churches", 1154 - 1189. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Michael Fields

I'm from Muscle Shoals,Al. Grandparents Charles and Louise Fields.

Kisha Fields

wondering how my last name migrated to the Georgia areas. My family is very small and cannot find a lot of history as to where they really came from.

Andrew Fields

So is everyone with the last name Fields somehow someway related to each other?

robert fields

very small amont of fields in ireland

Roy W. Fields

Nathaniel Fields 1728-1777 in VA. we are now TN. Obion County ,Dyer

Drew Fields
u have the same name as me

Drew Fields
I dont know
where my name is from.

My grandfather Ernest Fields also came from England and settled in Alabama, wonder if there are any connections?

derek fields

That's weird I'm from northern va and my grandfather's name was Ernest fields

Philishia Fields
I have no idea about much of my family paternal side who's names are fields. My grandfather name is Walter Fields, my Grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Fields and my father is Phillips Fields. I only know that they are from Alabama. So I don't have much history to go off. I want to know all of my family members.

Robert Fields
My family members were sharecroppers in Alabama. They were immigrants from Wales.

Lauren Fields
Same with mine!

erin fields
Being African American, although I don't know for sure, I assumed my ancestors were slaves and Fields was somehow linked to that.

Looking for anyone with Fields last name from the Tupelo,Ms, Okalona, Ms Shannon,Ms Jackson,Ms areas. Also the last name Brooks from Chickasaw County, Ms

Chris Smith
My Great Grandfather's last name was Fields. He was from Chickasaw County, Mississippi. We found a WWI Army registration form on that listed him as a Native. My family still owns land there. I always wanted to know where the name "Fields" came from and if my great Grand Forefathers were slaves.

benjamin butler
I wonder the same thing

I've always wondered does Fields have any connection to the last name Campos which is Spanish for Fields

Krystal Fields
Anglo-Saxon origin huh? My family is from the islands.

Oscar Fields
Scottish immigrants to the Caribbean, most likely ( such as doctors or plantation overseers during colonial time).

O'Dell M. Fields
This is very interesting. I'm wondering how this name migrated to the Oklahoma & Texas areas.

Laura love
I have traced my Fields line to Ireland! Not a common name there....back to a Felix Fields born in the late 1700s who came to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

benjamin butler
My fields line traced back to lreland as well. (dna test)

rodney (fields) mantia
Looking for fields of se Missouri. Moms from malden.

Robin M.Fields
I'v always wondered about the name Fields, for some reason it feels like I'm supposed to be checking into it. My father has passed away and maybe that is why I feel such a extreme pull. But if anyone can give me anymore information, I would appreciate it.

Bob Fields

Deborah Carter
I am also related to some Fields from North Carolina, columbus county area.

Bonnie Fields Jolly
Surprised to see so many people with the last name Fields!!

Donna Fields Gibson
dyac! I meant proud!

Donna Fields Gibson
As my father has passed 10 years now, it makes me so period that my maiden name was Fields!

Jacquie Fields

daniel dereck fields
feel free to use my name. i always assumed that fields was a jewish name.

linda randall
writing a historical fiction novel and three of my characters last names is "fields" looking for a new name - english for the first name in my baby names book from bruce lansky - using it to create over 120 characters for ten novels that I'm writing for The Munroe Series

Kanen Fields
Dang I would have never guessed! I'm glad I looked this up.