Early Origins of the Pomgphray family
The surname Pomgphray 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 Pomgphray family
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Pomgphray Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pomphray, Pomfrey, Pomfrett, Pomfret, Pomfray and others.
Early Notables of the Pomgphray family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family at this time was 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 Pomgphray family to Ireland
Some of the Pomgphray family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Pomgphray family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Pomfrett settled in Maine in 1624; Thomas Pomfrett settled in Barbados in 1685; William Pomfrey settled in Maryland in 1775; James Pomfrey settled in Maryland in 1730..