The ancient name of Coffers finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a treasurer, or a person who made coffers. Ancient records reveal the name Coffers is derived from the Old English word coferer,
which meant as above.
Early Origins of the Coffers family
The surname Coffers was first found in Somerset
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Coffers family
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Coffers Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Coffers family name include Coffer, Cofrer, Coffere, Coffare, Coffery and many more.
Early Notables of the Coffers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coffers family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Coffers surname or a spelling variation of the name include :
Coffers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Fred Coffers, who sailed to San Francisco in 1864