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The name Calffe was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from Calf, a variant of the Old Norse personal name Kalfr, which means calf. However, several alternative interpretations exist. The name may be of nickname origin, derived from the Old English cealf which means calf, indicating one thought to possess the characteristics of a calf.

Calffe Early Origins



The surname Calffe was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Calffe Spelling Variations


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Calffe Spelling Variations



Calffe has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Calf, Calfe, Cauf, Caufe, Calffe and others.

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Calffe Early History


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Calffe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Calffe research. Another 479 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1163, 1176, 1273, 1273, 1500, 1605 and 1738 are included under the topic Early Calffe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Calffe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Calffe Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Calffe In Ireland


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Calffe In Ireland



Some of the Calffe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Calffes to arrive on North American shores: William Calfe who arrived in Virginia in 1637 and Daniel Calf in Boston in 1765.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Calffe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Calffe 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 27 May 2014 at 14:52.

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