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Calfer Early Origins



The surname Calfer was first found in County Wexford (Irish: Loch Garman), founded by Vikings as Waesfjord, and located in Southeastern Ireland, in the province of Leinster, where the "cross Calfer" is named in an old Wexford rhyme listing the families of the area and their attributes. Calfer is also found early on in the southern Counties of Ireland, where it was on record as Coylefer in the early 14th century.

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Calfer Spelling Variations


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Calfer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Colfer, Culpher, Coylefer, Calfer, Calfe and others.

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Calfer Early History


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Calfer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Calfer research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1666 and 1853 are included under the topic Early Calfer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Calfer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Calfer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Calfer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Colfer, who was recorded as a British alien in Maryland during the War of 1812; and James Colfer, John W. Colfer, and Matthew J. Colfer, who were naturalized in Philadelphia in 1856.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    9. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    10. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
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    The Calfer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Calfer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 30 July 2013 at 10:58.

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