August 22, 2014 § Leave a comment
Alternate spelling of “Humphrey“, from the Germanic, meaning “peace-giant” or “peaceful warrior”.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Humfrey Lemon, a local farrier whose whose large family is the subject of Anthony Butter’s envy, in “A Brother to Dragons” (written in 1886, set in 1586), and who tells his friend, Bered Turnip, the story of his daughter Keren’s troubles in “The Farrier Lass o’ Piping Pebworth” (written in 1887, set circa 1600), from A Brother to Dragons, and Other Old Time Tales (1888), by Amélie Rives.