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Jaffery History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Jaffery family

The surname Jaffery was first found in Peeblesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd nam Pùballan), former county in South-central Scotland, in the present day Scottish Borders Council Area, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Jaffery family

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Jaffery Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Jaffray, Jaffrey, Jafery and others.

Early Notables of the Jaffery family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Jaffery family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: George Jaffray of Kincardine who settled in New Hampshire and became Speaker of the Assembly in New Hampshire in 1707; Lewis Jaffray settled in New England in 1774.

Contemporary Notables of the name Jaffery (post 1700)

  • Linda Jaffery Spalding (b. 1943), American-born, Canadian writer and editor

The Jaffery Motto

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Post nubillia phoebus
Motto Translation: After the clouds sunshine.

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