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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.

Coffers Early Origins



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

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Coffers Spelling Variations


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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.

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Coffers Early History


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Coffers Early History



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

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Coffers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coffers Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Coffers 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



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 sailed to San Francisco in 1864

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Coffers Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Coffers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coffers 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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