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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. 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).
    2. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    3. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. 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 Co., 1992. 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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