The origins of the Cofax surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was a sly fox, and would have been given to a crafty fellow.
Early Origins of the Cofax family
The surname Cofax was first found in Warwickshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Cofax family
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Cofax Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Cofax has been recorded under many different variations, including Colfox, Coolefox, Colvox, Colefax, Colfax, Cofax, Golfax and many more.
Early Notables of the Cofax family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cofax family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Cofax or a variant listed above: S. Colefax who arrived in New York in 1822.