1) A person in charge of the palfreys or saddle horses.

A well-documented by-name which was active into the fifteenth century at least and also gave rise to surnames: 1301 De Willelmo Palefreyman, vjd, Pickhill

1381 Joseph Palfrayman, Scorborough

1404-5 ‘And he has delivered to John Palfayman for the fodder of the horses in the lord abbot’s stable’, Selby. See GRDict.

dates 1301 1381 1404-1405

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