does anyone know the meaning of the surname humphreys ? i think its from a welsh background
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Your surname is a derivation of the given name Humphrey.

Humphrey means "peaceful warrior" from Germanic 'hun' (= "warrior") and 'frid' (= "peace"). The Normans introduced this name to Britain. A famous bearer of this name was the American actor Humphrey Bogart, who starred in 'The Maltese Falcon' and 'Casablanca'.


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You are correct, however I have more. After tha Battle of Hastings in 1066, the name Humphrey was given to a Norman warrior named Homme Vrai, who was a friend and follower of William the Conqueror. He was also given a large land grant in Sussex.

- J. T. Humphreys
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