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Colfer Early Origins



The surname Colfer was first found in County Wexford (Irish: Loch Garman), founded by Vikings as Waesfjord, and located in Southeastern Ireland, in the province of Leinster, where the "cross Calfer" is named in an old Wexford rhyme listing the families of the area and their attributes. Colfer is also found early on in the southern Counties of Ireland, where it was on record as Coylefer in the early 14th century.

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Colfer Spelling Variations


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Colfer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Colfer, Culpher, Coylefer, Calfer, Calfe and others.

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Colfer Early History


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Colfer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colfer research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1666 and 1853 are included under the topic Early Colfer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Colfer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Colfer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Colfer 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Colfer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Colfer, who was recorded as a British alien in Maryland during the War of 1812
  • John Colfer, aged 30, landed in Maryland in 1812
  • James Colfer, naturalized in Philadelphia in 1856
  • Mary Colfer landed in New York in 1866
  • Bridget, James, and John Colfer landed in New York in 1867
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Colfer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Colfer was naturalized in Indiana between 1910 and 1916

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Contemporary Notables of the name Colfer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Colfer (post 1700)



  • Jeremy C. Colfer (b. 1975), American movie producer and production manager
  • Christopher Paul "Chris" Colfer (b. 1990), American Golden Globe Award winning actor and singer, known for his portrayal of Kurt Hummel on Glee
  • Eoin Colfer (b. 1965), Irish author of young adult fiction

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Colfer Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. 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).
    7. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
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    The Colfer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Colfer 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 18 November 2013 at 07:40.

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