Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Humphrey m. Proto-Germanic *hūn 'bearcub' + Old High German fridu, Old Saxon frithu 'peace.

The name of a 9th C English saint.

England
Latin
1183 Umfridi (gen) BoldonBuke p. 3; 1185x1186 Hunfridus (nom) PR-XXXVI p. 3; 1189 Hunfridus (nom) GASurv p. 214; 1222 hunfredi (gen) StPaulDom p. 58, hunfridi (gen) ibid. p. 63; 1340xc1450 Humfridus (nom) CovGuild-1 p. 13, Umfridus (nom) ibid. p. 96; 1381 Humfrey (nom) Suffolk1381 p. 79; 1485–1486 Vmfrido (abl) CovGuild-2 p. 73; 1540 Humfredi (gen) SA12 p. 3, Humfridus (nom) ibid. p. 5; 1557 Humfridus (nom) StMartF p. 59; 1561 Humfridus (nom) Chst-1 p. 10
Dutch
1590 Homfrid AuFr Bradler; 1592 Homfrey ibid. Bradleij; 1594 Humfré ibid. Bradleij; 1596 Humfrid ibid. Burlij
Early Modern English
1529 humfrey CovGuild-2 p. 83, humphrey PP-HenV p. 7; 1530 Humfrey LIWill-III p. 82, humfrey PP-HenV p. 19; 1532–1533 Humfrey CovGuild-2 p. 97; 1534 humfrey ibid. p. 126; 1540 Humfry BarnstapleBap p. 2, Humphrey DEmar-vol1 p. 78; 1542 Umphery StAnthonlin p. 3; 1543 Humfry OrpingtonKe p. 75; 1547 Vmphraye WillsInv XCIII; 1551 Umfry BarnstapleBap p. 6; 1553 Humfry DEmar-vol1 p. 80, Umfry BarnstapleBap p. 8; 1554 Umfrye ibid. p. 8, Umphrey bruton-vol1 p. 26; 1555 Umfry BarnstapleBap p. 9; 1558 Unphrey bruton-vol1 p. 110; 1559 Humfry DEmar-vol1 p. 80; 1560 Humfry BarnstapleBap p. 11; 1562 Humfrye ibid. p. 12, Umphery StAnthonlin p. 14; 1563 Umfraye BarnstapleBap p. 12, Umfrye ibid. p. 12; 1564 Umfray ibid. p. 13; 1567 Humphry COmar-vol2 p. 69; 1568 Humfry DEmar-vol1 p. 82; 1572 Umphery StAnthonlin p. 22; 1573 Humfrie BEmar-vol1 p. 9; 1574 Humfry COmar-vol5 p. 5, Humpherry COmar-vol2 p. 122; 1576 Umphery StAnthonlin p. 25; 1579 Humfry BUmar-vol1 p. 26, DEmar-vol1 p. 84; 1581 Humfery BUmar-vol2 p. 141, Humfrye COmar-vol2 p. 101; 1582 Umphery StAnthonlin p. 29; 1583 Umphery ibid. p. 30; 1584 Humfrey OrpingtonKe p. 7, Umphery StAnthonlin p. 30; 1585 Humfry DEmar-vol1 p. 85; 1586 Humfry ibid. p. 85, OrpingtonKe p. 8; 1588 Humfray ibid. p. 8, Humfry DEmar-vol1 p. 85; 1589 Humphrey BUmar-vol2 p. 65, Humphry DEmar-vol2 p. 19, Umphrey bruton-vol1 p. 49; 1590 Humfre OrpingtonKe p. 8, RegFord p. 1, Humfry DEmar-vol1 p. 86, Humphry DEmar-vol2 p. 21, HAmar-vol9 p. 140, Umphery StAnthonlin p. 34, bruton-vol1 p. 50; 1591 Humphrey DEmar-vol2 p. 23, Humphry COmar-vol2 p. 49, Umphrey bruton-vol1 p. 50; 1593 Humfrey OrpingtonKe p. 76, Umphery StAnthonlin p. 36, Umphrey bruton-vol1 p. 53; 1594 Humfrey OrpingtonKe p. 9, Humfry DEmar-vol1 p. 87; 1595 Humfry ibid. p. 87, Humphry DEmar-vol2 p. 32; 1596 Humfry COmar-vol2 p. 72, Humphrey DEmar-vol2 p. 34, Umphery StAnthonlin p. 37, Umphrey bruton-vol1 p. 54; 1599 Humphry DEmar-vol2 p. 42
France
Latin
1115 Umfridus (nom) CartNDJosaphat V
Ireland
Latin
fin12thC Hunfridus (nom) MunDocIr III, p. 22, Unfri (gen) ibid. III, p. 5, Vnfrei (nom) ibid. III, p. 12
Wales
Welsh
1543 Bumffre (obl) RegCon1 p. 4
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Humphrey". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Humphrey.