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Palfrey Family History

Palfrey Name Meaning
English (chiefly Devon): metonymic occupational name for a man responsible for the maintenance and provision of saddle-horses, from Middle English palfrey ‘saddle-horse’ (Old French palefrei).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

96,016 Historical Documents with Palfrey on Ancestry
27,809 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,479 Military Records
1,721 Immigration Records
20,121 Census and Voter Lists
43,886 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Palfrey Families

  • Number of Palfrey families
     96 - 189
     33 - 95
     1 - 32
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Palfrey families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Palfrey census records

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Palfrey Family Origin

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Palfrey Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Palfrey Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

Palfrey census records

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Military Service by Palfrey

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