Barfield Family History
Barfield Name Meaning
English:: (Suffolk Rutland): of Norman origin from Berville-la-Champagne in Eure or from any of the six Bervilles in Normandy three in Eure two in Seine-Maritime or one in Calvados (all France). (Kent): variant of Burvill a habitational name from Barville in Tilmanstone Kent named with Old English bær ‘bare’ + feld ‘open land’. habitational name from Bardfield Saling and Great and Little Bardfield (all in Essex) which is perhaps named with an unattested Old English byrde ‘(river) bank border’ + feld ‘open land’. The name is still most common in northern Essex.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press