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The name Coffer is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a treasurer, or a person who made coffers. Ancient records reveal the name Coffer is derived from the Old English word coferer, which meant as above.

Coffer Early Origins



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

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Coffer Spelling Variations


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Coffer Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Coffer include Coffer, Cofrer, Coffere, Coffare, Coffery and many more.

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Coffer Early History


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Coffer Early History



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

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Coffer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coffer Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Coffer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Coffer, who landed in Virginia in 1661
  • James Coffer, who arrived in Virginia in 1662

Coffer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • H Henry Coffer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Henry Coffer, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1753

Coffer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • D. Coffer traveled to New York in 1820

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coffer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coffer (post 1700)



  • Jim Coffer, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Tennessee 6th District, 1996 (Independent), 2000 (Libertarian)
  • David Coffer, General Secretary of the Royal British Legion

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Coffer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coffer 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 26 September 2016 at 12:33.

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