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; 1142x1152 Vmfredo (abl) ChartCaen2 1; 1229 Umfridi (gen) ibid. 21, Vmfridi (gen) ibid. 20
Old French
1292 Unfroi (obl) HistHdVParis p. 115
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 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Humphrey.