Playfair is a surname. It may refer to:

  • Sir Hugh Lyon Playfair, who came to St Andrews in 1834 and was subsequently Provost; in his time, St Andrews "was transformed into a thriving modern burgh".
  • Andrew W. Playfair (1790–1868), Canadian politician, son of William
  • Sir Edward Playfair (1909–1999), British civil servant and businessman
  • Henry Playfair (born 1983), Australian rules footballer
  • Ian Stanley Ord Playfair (1894-1972), a general in the British Army
  • James Playfair (1755-1794), Scottish architect, brother of John and William, father of William Henry
  • Jim Playfair (born 1964), Canadian ice hockey player and coach, brother of Larry
  • John Playfair (1748-1819), Scottish scientist, brother of James and William
  • Judy Playfair (born 1953), Australian swimmer
  • Larry Playfair (born 1958), Canadian ice hockey player and announcer, brother of Jim
  • Lyon Playfair, 1st Baron Playfair (1818-1898), promoter of the Playfair cipher, manual symmetric encryption technique
  • Sir Nigel Playfair (1874–1934), British actor and theater manager
  • Patrick Playfair (1889–1974), British air marshal in World War I & World War II
  • Wendy Playfair, Australian actress
  • William Playfair (1759-1823), Scottish engineer and political economist, inventor of statistical graphics, brother of James and John
  • William Henry Playfair (1790-1857), Scottish architect (National Gallery of Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy), son of James
  • John Playfair Price (1905–1988), British diplomat

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Larry Playfair
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Playfair - Other Uses
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Surgeons' Hall - History - The Museum Buildings
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