Palfrey Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Alfrey, Paley, Alfred, Galley, Pelfrey, Pulley, Alley, Wolfrey

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Palfrey Family Origin

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Palfrey Family Occupations

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  • Baggageman

    17%
  • Carraige Builder

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Merchant

    17%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Palfrey family was Merchant. The most common Palfrey occupation in Canada was Baggageman. 17% of Palfrey's were Baggagemans. Baggageman, Carraige Builder and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Palfrey.

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Palfrey Historical Records

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Palfrey Life Expectancy

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