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Pomfret Early Origins



The surname Pomfret was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Pomfret Spelling Variations


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Pomfret Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pomphray, Pomfrey, Pomfrett, Pomfret, Pomfray and others.

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Pomfret Early History


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Pomfret Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pomfret research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1190, 1357, 1423, 1488, 1667, 1702 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Pomfret History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pomfret Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pomfret Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pomfret Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pomfret Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Pomfret, who landed in New England in 1665 [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)

Pomfret Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph W Pomfret, aged 16, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1844 [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)

Pomfret Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Virgil Pomfret, aged 21, who emigrated to America from Canterbury, in 1904
  • Alfred Edward Pomfret, aged 20, who landed in America from Blackburn, England, in 1907
  • Francis Pomfret, aged 23, who settled in America from Leigh, England, in 1907
  • James Pomfret, aged 0, who landed in America from Leigh, England, in 1907
  • Mary Pomfret, aged 60, who emigrated to the United States from England, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pomfret Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Edward Pomfret, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

Pomfret Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Pomfret, aged 55, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Seringapatam" in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pomfret (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pomfret (post 1700)



  • John Edwin Pomfret (1898-1981), American academic, the twentieth president of the College of William & Mary, Virginia (1942 to 1951)
  • John Pomfret, American journalist and writer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Scott D. Pomfret, contemporary American securities lawyer based in Boston, Massachusetts
  • William Pomfret Pomfret (1823-1902), English banker and Conservative politician

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Citations


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Citations



  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)

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  11. ...

The Pomfret Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pomfret 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 3 April 2013 at 11:18.

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