name Caufe 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 Caufe family
The surname Caufe was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Caufe family
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Caufe Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Caufe were recorded, including Calf, Calfe, Cauf, Caufe, Calffe and others.
Early Notables of the Caufe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Caufe family to Ireland
Some of the Caufe 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 Caufe family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Caufe family emigrate to North America: William Calfe who arrived in Virginia in 1637 and Daniel Calf in Boston in 1765.