The name Cauf is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of the Britain and 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.
Early Origins of the Cauf family
The surname Cauf was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Cauf family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cauf 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 Cauf History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cauf Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Cauf has been spelled many different ways, including Calf, Calfe, Cauf, Caufe, Calffe and others.
Early Notables of the Cauf family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cauf family to Ireland
Some of the Cauf 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.
Migration of the Cauf family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Caufs to arrive in North America: William Calfe who arrived in Virginia in 1637 and Daniel Calf in Boston in 1765.