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Westfield, John

Male Abt 1740 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Westfield, John 
    Born Abt 1740  96th District/ Greenville Co., South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 7508 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I7508  Goodwin
    Last Modified 25 Dec 1993 

  • Notes 

    • GOR07508.TXT John WESTFIELD
      1790 US Census cited in unidentified newspaper clipping with comments on the name WESTFIELD: Owner of 12 slaves and head of family.
      Regarding the name WESTFIELD: The place in County Norfolk, ENGLAND was spelled Westfeld in 1050 and Westfelda in 1086. The Westfield in County Sussex, ENGLAND was spelled Westewelle in 1086 and Westefelda in 1124. Both places havethe same meaning "Western Feld." The Old English word, feld had the meaning "open country, land free of woods, plain." It was not until the latter part of the 16th century that the spelling field began to denote a plot of arable land.
      No individuals of the name could be located in the presently available early European directories.
      Burke's General Armory describes the two different Westfield arms.
    • 1790 US Census