Early Origins of the Calfer family
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.
Early History of the Calfer family
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Calfer Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Colfer, Culpher, Coylefer, Calfer, Calfe and others.
Early Notables of the Calfer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Calfer family to the New World and Oceana
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.