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The origins of the Coffield name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Coffield was originally derived from a family having lived in Cockfield, Durham or in Suffolk.

Coffield Early Origins



The surname Coffield was first found in Suffolk at Cockfield, a village and civil parish near Lavenham. This village is much older than the aforementioned Durham village at this one dates back to the 10th century when it was listed as Cochanfelde. The first record of the Durham village was in 1223 when it was listed as Kokefeld. There are two possible meaning of the place names: "open land of a man called Cohha" derived from the Old English personal name + feld; and "open land frequented by cocks (of wild birds.)" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Coffield Spelling Variations


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Coffield 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 Coffield include Cockfield, Cocksfield, Cofield, Coefield, Coffield and many more.

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Coffield Early History


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Coffield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coffield research. Another 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1275, 1198 and 1327 are included under the topic Early Coffield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coffield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coffield Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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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:

Coffield Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ann Coffield who settled in New England in 1758 along with her husband William

Coffield Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Lt. Thomas Coffield U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 he served in the North Carolina Regiment [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coffield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coffield (post 1700)



  • Orus Reid Coffield (1876-1965), American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Rutherford County, 1913-14
  • John L. Coffield, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Illinois 7th District, 1938
  • Horace W. Coffield, American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from St. Francois County, 1935-38
  • H. H. Coffield, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1948, 1952, 1964 (alternate)
  • G. W. Coffield, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Wetzel County, 1923-26
  • David Coffield, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Edgecombe County, 1795
  • Cora Coffield, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1928

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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The Coffield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coffield 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.

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