The name Coffere finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. It was given to one who worked as a treasurer, or a person who made coffers. Ancient records reveal the name Coffere is derived from the Old English word coferer,
which meant as above.
Early Origins of the Coffere family
The surname Coffere was first found in Somerset
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Coffere family
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Coffere 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. Coffere has been recorded under many different variations, including Coffer, Cofrer, Coffere, Coffare, Coffery and many more.
Early Notables of the Coffere family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coffere 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 Coffere or a variant listed above: 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..