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Type Surname (from location)
Usage German, Dutch
Other Forms FormsRomfeld, Romfelt, Rumfels, Rundfeldt, Rumfield, Rumsfeld, Rumsfield, Rumfeldt, Rumfeld

Meaning & History

Altered spelling of German Romfeld, derived from Middle Low German rüm- meaning "to clear (land)" and feld meaning "open country, field", hence a topographic name or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a person engaged in clearing woodland, or in some cases a habitational name for someone from Romfelt in the Ardennes. As a Dutch name, it is perhaps a variant of Rumfels and Rundfeldt, habitational names also deriving from Romfelt.
Added 7/2/2021 by General9696
Edited 12/26/2022 by General9696