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Camfield Place and family origins
Posted by: Graham Camfield Date: October 24, 2000 at 00:52:03
In Reply to: Re: camfield family history by Adrienne M. Camfield of 182

Hi, Adrienne and all Camfields, Campfields, etc
Camfield Place is named after the De Camville family who held land there around 1300. The De Camvilles came originally from Normandy, perhaps with the Conqueror, or maybe later. They were an important family who held land particularly in the counties of Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, and Hertfordshire. These counties are also where the main clusters of Camfield families are to be found in England. There are some smaller ones south of London in Surrey, Kent and Sussex. (I come from the Kent one) It was from the Northamptonshire branch, that Matthew and Thomas Camfield came who are the forebears of the US Camfields. Matthew came from the village of Harlestone close to Northampton. This probably relates to your story of the two brothers, Adrienne, although it isn't certain that they were brothers, perhaps cousins. Take a look at this site: http://www.falinge.com/MatthewCamfield.htm


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