38,492 Hatfield members around the world
Stay informed about Hatfield Family online & offline events!
See our recent family gatherings
Hatfield Family HistoryThis very intriguing and long-established surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a dialectal variant of the locational name Hatfield, from various places so called in, for example, Essex, recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as "Hadfelda"; Hertfordshire, also recorded in the Domesday Book as "Hetfelle"; Nottinghamshire, found as "Haytfeld" in the Hundred Rolls of 1275; and in Hereford, recorded as "Hetfelde" in the Domesday Book. The derivation of the placename is from the Olde English pre 7th Century "harth", heather, or other similar plants, with the second element "feld", pasture, except the places in Nottinghamshire and in Yorkshire, whose first element show an influence of the Old Scandinavian "heithr", heath...
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous Hatfield (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the Hatfield tribe
- Find your Hatfield ancestor
- Tell us about your Hatfield Family
- Tell us about your Hatfield ancestors
- Ask a question about the Hatfield history
- Leave a message for Hatfield family members
Invite more Hatfield family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the Hatfield tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest