Stansfield Family History
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Stansfield Name Meaning
habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire, probably named with the genitive case of the Old English personal name Stan ‘stone’, a byname or short form of any of various compound names with this as the first element (compare, for example, Stammer, Stannard) + Old English feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’. alternatively, it may be a topographic name from Middle English stanesfeld ‘open country of the (standing) stone’, with reference to a prominent monolith. There are other places so called, for example in Suffolk, but the distribution suggests that the one in Yorkshire is the source of the surname.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Stanfield, Mansfield, Dransfield, Canfield, Langfield, Stanchfield