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The name Coffare comes from one of the family having worked as a treasurer, or a person who made coffers. Ancient records reveal the name Coffare is derived from the Old English word coferer, which meant as above.

Coffare Early Origins



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

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Coffare Spelling Variations


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Coffare Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Coffare have been found, including: Coffer, Cofrer, Coffere, Coffare, Coffery and many more.

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Coffare Early History


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Coffare Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coffare research. Another 413 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1298, 1299, 1327, 1377 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Coffare History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coffare Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coffare Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Coffare, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Henry Coffer, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1753. Thomas Coffery journeyed to America in 1771; D. Coffer traveled to New York in 1820; and Fred Coffers sailed to San Francisco in 1864..

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Coffare Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coffare 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 3 June 2014 at 09:49.

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