Litchfield Family Tree

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Mike LitchfieldDavid Litchfield


Welcome to this web site, which shows some of the details I have researched since I started tracing my family tree in 1999. If you have a connection with any of the families mentioned please send me an email at the address below.

Thank you


The only place in the UK named Litchfield is in Hampshire. There is no evidence for the surname Litchfield being linked with it. This is what The English Place-Name Society, (School of English Studies, University of Nottingham) has to say about the name...

"The earliest spellings (Livesulve, Lidesull) of this name indicate that the second part was Old English scylf, 'a terrace, shelving land'. The earliest spelling which gives the 'field' spelling is 1539. It is unclear what the first element is: maybe a personal name Leof, maybe OE hlywe 'shelter', but it is impossible to be sure. What seems clear is that the whole was influenced by the Staffordshire Lichfield (which is from completely different elements, British leto-cetum 'grey wood')."

Litchfield Railway Station


The families are as follows:

LITCHFIELD in Nottingham and Derbyshire

FURNISS in Derbyshire and Nottingham

WINFIELD in Nottingham
HUSKINSON in Nottinghamshire COOPER in Nottinghamshire JOHNSON in Derbyshire
HASLAM in Derbyshire JACKSON in Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire
BARSBY in Nottingham and France
NEMPON in France and Belgium WIDDOWSON in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire COCHRANE in India and ?
Click here for my family tree.


Click here for the Guestbook
Click here to go to the pages showing the contents of the notebook compiled by my great-grandfather, John LITCHFIELD (1850-1915), during the period he was an overseer on the construction of the Sindia State Railway, India 1867-1880
Click here to go to The Men from the Greenwood, The War History of the 11th (Service) Battalion Sherwood Foresters by Percy Fryer
Click here to go to the FREDA JACKSON pages
Click here to go to the booklet St. Leodegarius Church by K S S Train 1969
Click here to join the FURNISS Mailing List. A MUST for Furniss researchers.
Click here to join the LITCHFIELD Mailing List. A MUST for Litchfield researchers.
Click here for a Relationship chart constructed from various sources. This is a PDF file so you can either open it in your browser or download it.
Click here for the BIG Litchfield tree courtesy of Janet Dickinson