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.
Early Origins of the Coffare family
The surname Coffare was first found in Somerset
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Coffare family
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Coffare 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.
Early Notables of the Coffare family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coffare family to the New World and Oceana
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..