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Origin and popularity of the name WINFIELD


Winfield : English: habitational name from Wingfield in Derbyshire Bedfordshire Suffolk and Wiltshire. The Derbyshire placename probably derives from Old English winn ‘pasture meadow’ + feld ‘open country’. The Bedfordshire placename may derive from Old English wince ‘nook corner’ + feld. The Suffolk placename may derive from the Old English personal name Wiga + the Old English groupname suffix -ingas (genitive -inga-) or Old English wīg ‘idol’ + feld. The Wiltshire placename derives from the Old English personal name Wina + Old English feld.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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