The name Palfreyman is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was originally a name for someone who 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 Palfreyman family
The surname Palfreyman 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.
Early History of the Palfreyman family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Palfreyman 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 Palfreyman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Palfreyman Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Palfreyman are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Palfreyman include Palfrey, Palfry, Palfreyer, Palfreyman and others.
Early Notables of the Palfreyman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Palfreyman family to Ireland
Some of the Palfreyman family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Palfreyman family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Palfreyman or a variant listed above:
Palfreyman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Arthur Palfreyman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1873 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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Palfreyman (post 1700)
- George Palfreyman, American head football coach for the Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats (1916-1917)
- David Palfreyman (b. 1966), English actor, musician, songwriter and poet
- Nigel Palfreyman (b. 1973), former Australian rules footballer
- Stewart Palfreyman (b. 1948), former Australian rules footballer
- Brent Avis Hardcastle Palfreyman (b. 1945), former Australian first-class cricketer, active 1966 through 1972
Historic Events for the Palfreyman family
HMS Royal Oak
- Joseph Smith Palfreyman (d. 1939), British Stoker 2nd Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html