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Early Origins of the Confer family

The surname Confer was first found in Switzerland, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Confer family

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Confer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Convers, Conver, Confver, Confehr and others.

Early Notables of the Confer family (pre 1700)

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Confer Ranking

In the United States, the name Confer is the 8,753rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Confer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Confer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Michael Confer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [2]
  • Peter Confer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [2]

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook