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The Pafy surname is derived from the given name Pavia, of uncertain origin.

Pafy Early Origins



The surname Pafy was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Pafy Early History


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Pafy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pafy research. Another 283 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1510, 1600, 1140, 1159, 1442, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Pafy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pafy Spelling Variations


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Pafy Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pavey, Pavie, Pavy, Pavis, Pafey, Paivey, Payvey, Pavier, Payver and many more.

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Pafy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pafy Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Pavey, who came to Georgia in 1736; William Pavey, George Pavey and Elijah Pavey, who were on record in census of Ontario, Canada in 1871; as well as Samuel Pavey, who was naturalized in Detroit in 1872..

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