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The origins of the Palfreman surname lie with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name Palfreman began when someone in that family worked as a person who worked as the palfreyman, who was in charge of the palfreys. This occupational surname was first derived from the Old French word parfrement which referred to the individual who saddled horses for women. The term palfrey usually referred to the most expensive and highly-bred types of riding horse during the Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Palfreman family


The surname Palfreman was first found in Hampshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Early History of the Palfreman family

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Early History of the Palfreman family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Palfreman research.
Another 303 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1148, 1200, 1321, 1359, 1411, 1589, 1637 and 1638 are included under the topic Early Palfreman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Palfreman Spelling Variations

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Palfreman Spelling Variations


One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Palfreman has appeared include Palfrey, Palfry, Palfreyer, Palfreyman and others.

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Early Notables of the Palfreman family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Palfreman family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Palfreman family to Ireland

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Migration of the Palfreman family to Ireland


Some of the Palfreman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Palfreman family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Palfreman family to the New World and Oceana


At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Palfreman arrived in North America very early:

Palfreman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Aron Palfreman, aged 29, who landed in Virginia in 1773 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Palfreman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Palfreman, who settled in Ohio in 1827

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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