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 Humfredi (gen) RegSoABap p. 4, Humfredus (nom) ibid. p. 3, Humfridus (nom) Chst-1 p. 10; 1562 Humfredus (nom) RegSoABap p. 6; 1563 Humfredi (gen) ibid. p. 7; 1563/4 Humfredy (gen) ibid. p. 8; 1564 Humfredi (gen) ibid. p. 9, Humfredus (nom) ibid. p. 9; 1565 Humfredi (gen) ibid. p. 10; 1565/6 Humfredi (gen) ibid. p. 11; 1565 Humfredus (nom) ibid. p. 10, Humphredus (nom) RegSoAMar p. 4; 1566 Humfredi (gen) RegSoABap p. 12, Humfredus (nom) ibid. p. 11; 1567 Humfredi (gen) ibid. p. 13; 1567/8 Humfredi (gen) ibid. p. 14, Humfredus (nom) ibid. p. 14; 1568 Humfredi (gen) ibid. p. 15, Humfredus (nom) ibid. p. 15
Anglo-French
1245–1250[1586] Humfry Glover 184
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; 1544 Humpfrey SurMus I; 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 bruton1 p. 26; 1555 Umfry BarnstapleBap p. 9; 1558 Unphrey bruton1 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; 1569 Humfrey SurMus II; 1572 Homfry RegBath p. 2; 1572/3 Humffrey SurMus p. 171, Humffrye ibid. p. 172, Humfry ibid. p. 165; 1572 Umphery StAnthonlin p. 22; 1572/3 Vmffry SurMus p. 167; 1573 Humfrie BEmar-vol1 p. 9, Humphrey RegSoAMar p. 6; 1574 Humfray RegPat p. 32, Humfry COmar-vol5 p. 5, Humpherry COmar-vol2 p. 122; 1576 Umphery StAnthonlin p. 25; 1578 Humfray RegPat p. 2; 1579 Humfry BUmar-vol1 p. 26, DEmar-vol1 p. 84; 1581 Humfery BUmar-vol2 p. 141, Humfrye COmar-vol2 p. 101; 1582 Humfray RegPat p. 35, Humfrey RegSoAMar p. 10, Umphery StAnthonlin p. 29; 1583/4 Humfrey SurMus p. 131, Humfrie ibid. p. 64, Humfry ibid. p. 88, Humfrye ibid. p. 24; 1583 Umphery StAnthonlin p. 30; 1584 Humfrey OrpingtonKe p. 7, Umphery StAnthonlin p. 30; 1585/6 Humfray RegPat p. 36; 1585 Humfry DEmar-vol1 p. 85; 1586 Humfray RegPat p. 3, Humfry DEmar-vol1 p. 85, OrpingtonKe p. 8; 1588 Humfray ibid. p. 8, Humfry DEmar-vol1 p. 85, Humphrey RegSoAMar p. 14; 1589 Humphrey BUmar-vol2 p. 65, Humphry DEmar-vol2 p. 19, Umphrey bruton1 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, bruton1 p. 50; 1591 Humphrey DEmar-vol2 p. 23, Humphry COmar-vol2 p. 49, Umphrey bruton1 p. 50; 1592/3 Umphury ibid. p. 121; 1593 Humfrey OrpingtonKe p. 76, Umphery StAnthonlin p. 36, Umphrey bruton1 p. 53; 1594 Humfray RegPat p. 4, Humfrey OrpingtonKe p. 9, Humfry DEmar-vol1 p. 87, Humphrey RegSoAMar p. 17; 1595 Humfry DEmar-vol1 p. 87, Humphry DEmar-vol2 p. 32; 1596 Humfry COmar-vol2 p. 72, Humphrey DEmar-vol2 p. 34, Umphery StAnthonlin p. 37, Umphrey bruton1 p. 54, humfrey HWCP2 p. 22, humfry ibid. p. 22; 1598 Humphrey RegSoAMar p. 18; 1599 Humphrey ibid. p. 19, 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
Early Modern English
1591 Humfrey IORCHAR-II p. xxx
Scotland
Latin
1427 Umfredo (abl) RMSRS-2 102
Wales
Welsh
1543 Bumffre (obl) RegCon1 p. 4
Cite as: A. Brown, S.L. Uckelman. "Humphrey". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Humphrey.