Wolfrey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wolfrey family

The surname Wolfrey was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held lands.

Early History of the Wolfrey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wolfrey research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Wolfrey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wolfrey Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wilfrey, Wilray, Wilfred, Wilfrith and others.

Early Notables of the Wolfrey family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Wolfrey family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..


Contemporary Notables of the name Wolfrey (post 1700) +

  • W T Wolfrey, American researcher with the Department of Medicine, Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana


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