The name Coffery is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a treasurer, or a person who made coffers. Ancient records reveal the name Coffery is derived from the Old English word coferer,
which meant as above.
Early Origins of the Coffery family
The surname Coffery was first found in Somerset
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Coffery family
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Coffery Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Coffery are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Coffery include Coffer, Cofrer, Coffere, Coffare, Coffery and many more.
Early Notables of the Coffery family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coffery family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Coffery or a variant listed above:
Coffery Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Thomas Coffery journeyed to America in 1771