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The Pelfrey name was coined by the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Pelfrey was originally a name given to 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.

Pelfrey Early Origins



The surname Pelfrey 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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Pelfrey Spelling Variations


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Pelfrey 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 Pelfrey 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 Pelfrey include: Palfrey, Palfry, Palfreyer, Palfreyman and others.

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Pelfrey Early History


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Pelfrey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pelfrey 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 Pelfrey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pelfrey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pelfrey Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Pelfrey In Ireland


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Pelfrey In Ireland



Some of the Pelfrey 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 Pelfrey or a variant listed above:

Pelfrey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Booney Pelfrey, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1914

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pelfrey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pelfrey (post 1700)



  • Ray Pelfrey (b. 1928), American former NFL football wide receiver
  • Doug Pelfrey (b. 1970), American former college football placekicker
  • Michael Alan "Mike" Pelfrey (b. 1984), American Major League starting pitcher for the New York Mets
  • Robert Pelfrey (b. 1952), Canadian professional hockey player

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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    The Pelfrey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pelfrey 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 10 May 2016 at 18:19.

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