I have heard that my great-great grandfather came from Gombin in Poland. Records show he was born around 1837 in Gumbinnen and he that left Poland c1860s. He entered the UK via Bremen in Germany, accompanied by his German wife, Elizabeth Simons/Simmons. The anglicized name my great-great grandfather and subsequent generations go by is TAYFIELD. His first name (also anglicized) is HARRIS. We know that Harris and Elizabeth married in Germany before arriving in the UK. They are listed on the UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960, via Bremen.
The Tayfield family believes that the name used in Poland was TAJFELD or TEIFELD. We can't confirm the exact spelling. We also believe that Gumbinnen may have been GOMBIN. I have been told that my great-great-great grandfather's first name was SAMUEL (Harris's father). They were Polish Jews.
A cousin and I are piecing together our family tree on the Tayfield side, and would be very interested to follow up any leads that may be generated via this forum. We both live in Australia, but were born in South Africa. Harris and his family eventually emigrated to South Africa from the UK.
Sincere thanks to Logan and everyone.