Palgrave Family History
Palgrave Surname History
A main branch of the Palgrave family originated in England and is probably named after the village of Palgrave in Suffolk. Branches of the Palgrave family now reside in the United States of America, Australia, and New Zealand. The History and Lineage of the Palgraves is a book by Derek Palgrave and Patrick Palgrave-Moore which was published by the Palgrave Society in 1978. Copies are available in major libraries in the United Kingdom and the United States. The Palgrave Society also publishes a quarterly Newsletter which is available to members. Further details are available on the Society's website, www.ffhs.org.uk/members/palgrave.htm
The surname Palgrave is derived from the village of Palgrave which is in Suffolk, England, on the south bank of the River Waveney opposite the town of Diss in Norfolk, England.
Palgrave country of origin
Palgrave is a village in Suffolk, England . There is also a hamlet called Palgrave near the village of Sporle in Norfolk. In earlier times it was called Pagrave (sic) and a family from there, spelling its name as Pagrave settled in Norwich and then moved on to North Barningham near Sheringham where they resided until the mid 18th century.
Meaning of the last name Palgrave
The general view of the the meaning of Palgrave is that it is taken from the village which includes a grove where there were trees from which poles or pales were cut. Coppicing was an important activity in the middle ages to create a continuous supply of topwood for construction purposes and for fuel, including charcoal.
- Mary Palgrave Wellington
- Rebecca Palgrave Dade
- Dr Richard Richard Palgrave
- Edward Edward Palgrave 1541 - 1623
- Gregory Palgrave 1540 - 1617
- John PALGRAVE Palgrave
- Anne Palgrave 1554 - ?
- Lydia Palgrave Heylette
- Elizabeth Palgrave Edwards
- Walter Pagrave Palgrave 1543 - 1557
- William Palgrave 1546 - 1547
- Alice Gunton Edward Palgrave 1517 - 1545
- Margaret Palgrave 1554 - ?
- Benjamin Palgrave
- Bethia Palgrave
- Edward Edward Palgrave
- Mary Palgrave 1548 - ?
- John Palgrave, Esq. 1445 - ?
Palgrave Family Tree
Famous people named Palgrave
Famous members of the Palgrave family:
- Francis Turner Palgrave is probably the most famous Palgrave family member because he compiled a selection of songs and lyrical poems in the English language which was first published in 1861. This collection is still in print.
Nationality and Ethnicity of Palgrave
Palgrave is essentially a name from East Anglia but, during the Great Migration in the 17th century, Richard Palgrave and his family settled in New England. There were other migrants to the U.S.A. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Bearers of the German surname, Pfalzgraf, emigrated to the U.S.A. in the 19th century.
Palgraves and Pelgraves are now resident in Australia and New Zealand
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Palgrave spelling variations
Several variants of the surname Palgrave have been identified:- Pagrave, Palgrave, Pelgrave, Pedgrave, Pedgrift, Palsgrave, Palsgrove. An extended list appears on the Palgrave Society Website.