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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name, probably from Bardfield in Essex, which is named with an unattested Old English byrde ‘(river) bank’, ‘border’ + feld ‘open land’. The name is still most common in northern Essex.
  • English : topographic name for someone who lived in an area where barley was cultivated, from Middle English berefeld.

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