Mansfield Family History
Mansfield Name Meaning
English: habitational name from a place so named in Nottinghamshire. The placename means ‘open land by the river Maun’ from the river name Maun (which may take its name from a hill named with Old English mamme ‘teat’) + Old English feld ‘open country’. Irish (Waterford): when not an importation of 1 above this is an altered form of the Norman name de Manville (see Mandeville ). Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Mansfeld a habitational name from a place so called in Saxony. Jewish (Ashkenazic): probably also an English surname (see 1 above) adopted for a like-sounding Jewish name in some other European language.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press