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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.

Palfreyman Early Origins



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.

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Palfreyman Spelling Variations


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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.

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Palfreyman Early History


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Palfreyman Early History



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.

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Palfreyman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Palfreyman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Palfreyman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Palfreyman In Ireland


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Palfreyman In 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.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Palfreyman (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Palfreyman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Palfreyman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 23 April 2015 at 22:25.

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