The English surname Humphreys is ultimately of Anglo-Norman origin being brought to England with the Norman invasion in 1066. The patronymic surname Humphrys comes from the Old French personal name Humfrey. The personal name is comprised of the Germanic elements hun meaning "bear cub" and frid meaning "peace." The name was borne by a 9th Century Saint , Bishp of Therouanne, who had many followers amongst Normans. The surname Humphreys is first recorded in English documents in 1273. Today there are approximately 13,500 bearers of the surname Humphreys living in The United States.
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