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Litchfield Surname Origin
From the Saxon lich, a dead carcase, and field, because a great many suffered martyrdom there in the time of Diocletian. The name of a bishop's see in Staffordshire.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Litchfield Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Litchfield Family History Thought:
'People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.' --Edmund Burke