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Humphrey Genealogy and Humphrey Family History Information

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  • Abigail Graham (1665 - 1697)
  • Ann Humphrey (c.1575 - 1603)
  • Anne Myles (1625 - 1693)
    Anne Humphrey Baptized: Dec 17 1625 - Fordingham, Dorset, England Death: Dec 17 1693 - Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts Parents: John Humphrey, Esq., Elizabeth Pelham Husbands: William Palmes,...
  • Sgt. Benajah Humphrey (1701 - 1772)
  • Maj. General Charles Frederick Humphrey, Sr. (1833 - 1926)
    Charles Frederic Humphrey, Sr. (September 2, 1833 – June 4, 1926) was a major general in the United States Army and a Medal of Honor recipient. Biography Humphrey was born on September 2, ...

About the Humphrey surname

There are Humphrey family descendants living in Barbados. The originally came from Connecticut. A ship owner ancestor came there in 1630.

Humphrey genealogy includes all historical variants of our surname:

Humphreys, *ies, *ry, *rys, Humphreville, Ho(mn)froi, Hu(mn)frei, Humfr(ei)dis, U(mn)frey, etc.

English: Humphrey, Humfries, Umfrey, etc.

Norman: Honfroi, Homfrei, Omfroi, Amfrey, Umphreville

Old French: Hunfredus, Hunfrei

Scandinavian: Humfriedis, Hunfridis

Linguistics & world history suggest that the "Hun" prefix in many European surnames stem from the invasions & cultural impact of Atilla the Hun in the 5th Century. For example, Hunfredus ="Hun" + "fredus" = "one capable of peace with the Huns"

A Norman derivation: "homme + vrai" = "free man" or "true man"

Norman history indicates that many (Honfroi/Humphrey) families lived in the Cherbourg peninsula, proximate to Saint Lo: St. Andre de Bohon, St. Georges de Bohon, Amfreville, and Neville, near the NE corner of Cherbourg, in the 11th Century.