Anglo-Saxon surname Humpherston came from the personal name Humphrey, which is derived from the Old German names Hunfrid and Humfrid. The surname Humpherston features the patronymic suffix -son, which was most common in the north of England and superseded other patronymic suffixes in popularity during the 14th century.
Early Origins of the Humpherston family
Shropshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Humpherston family
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Humpherston Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Humpherston family name include Humfreston, Humpherson, Humphreston and others.
Early Notables of the Humpherston family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Humpherston family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Humpherston surname or a spelling variation of the name include: family members who sailed to North America before the 20th century, where they contributed to New World society.
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