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Chatfield Family History Genealogy

Founded 1985
Links: Updated 11 Apr 2015

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35,872 individuals, 13,331 marriages - 24 May 2015 in GEDCOM file

Chatfield Crest
Chatfield Seal in sealing wax.
Chatfield Seal impressed
Chatfiled Crest carved on Linen chest bench seat.
Chatfield Crest carved on bench seat

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Genealogical database for linked Chatfield's with more than 34,850 people at or
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Click here to see world map with some Chatfield connections.

Colin Chatfield Home Page 

The family name goes back to the mists of time.  There are two separate main locations where the name seems to have developed independently - Sussex in the south of England and Staffordshire in the midlands.

The CHATFIELD BOOK Parts 1 and 2 are a collection of information on the family name together with anecdotes and references to wills and other research papers that has been split into two parts to make browsing easier.

The Chatfield U.K. NAMES page is a very long comprehensive listing of 18,206 records of Chatfields' births, marriages and deaths.  You can download this file and put it into a database of your own. Please note it is 2.3mB so may take a while to load. 

The GEDCOM file is a genealogical listing for sucking into a genealogical software package such as PAF, Brothers Keeper, Family Tree, Legacy, My Heritage etc.  It is around 13.0mB.  The descendants of Thomas Chatfield of Ditchling downwards are included in more than 35,872 people.

The CONTACTS page has a series of some e-mails from people interested in the Chatfield name who have written to us.  You may find someone there who has a common interest.

The OLD BAILEY page has a series of criminal trials of Chatfield people who were being tried, accusers and witnesses.

The TIMES newspaper references to Chatfield from the Public Record Office at Kew.

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