Early Origins of the Pomfrey family
The surname Pomfrey was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire
at Pontefract, a borough, markettown, and parish, in the Upper division of the wapentake
of Osgoldcross. "This place, which appears to have risen from the ruins of Legeolium, a Roman station in the vicinity, now Castleford, was by the Saxons
called Kirkby, and after the Conquest obtained the name of Pontfrete, according to some, from Pontfrete in Normandy
, whence sprang the Lacys, lords of Pontefract." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Pomfrey family
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Pomfrey Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pomphray, Pomfrey, Pomfrett, Pomfret, Pomfray and others.
Early Notables of the Pomfrey family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family at this time was Samuel Pomfret (1650-1722), English divine, born at Coventry; John Pomfret (1667-1702), an English poet and clergyman, appointed rector of Maulden in Bedfordshire
in 1695. Born in Luton, Bedfordshire
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Migration of the Pomfrey family to Ireland
Some of the Pomfrey family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Pomfrey family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Pomfrey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Richard Pomfrey, who landed in Maryland in 1673 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)
Pomfrey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- James Pomfrey, who settled in Maryland in 1730
- William Pomfrey, who settled in Maryland in 1775