Early Origins of the Boomfree family
The surname Boomfree was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire
at Pontefract, a borough, markettown, and parish, in the Upper division of the wapentake
of Osgoldcross. "This place, which appears to have risen from the ruins of Legeolium, a Roman station in the vicinity, now Castleford, was by the Saxons
called Kirkby, and after the Conquest obtained the name of Pontfrete, according to some, from Pontfrete in Normandy
, whence sprang the Lacys, lords of Pontefract." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Boomfree family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boomfree research.Another 132 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1190, 1357, 1423, 1488, 1650, 1722, 1667, 1702, 1695 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Boomfree History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boomfree Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pomphray, Pomfrey, Pomfrett, Pomfret, Pomfray and others.
Early Notables of the Boomfree family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family at this time was Samuel Pomfret (1650-1722), English divine, born at Coventry; John Pomfret (1667-1702), an English poet and clergyman, appointed rector of Maulden in Bedfordshire
in 1695. Born in Luton, Bedfordshire
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Migration of the Boomfree family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Pomfrett settled in Maine in 1624; Thomas Pomfrett settled in Barbados in 1685; William Pomfrey settled in Maryland in 1775; James Pomfrey settled in Maryland in 1730..
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.