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Corfe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Corfe family


The surname Corfe was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the village and lands of Corfham of the river Corve, held by Earl Roger, a Norman Baron, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. The holding later became known as Corfield or Corfhull. Corfe Castle is a ruinous castle in the village and civil parish named Corfe Castle, Dorset. Built by William the Conqueror, the castle dates back to the 11th century and is today protected as a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Early History of the Corfe family


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Corfe Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Corfield, Corfham, Corve, Corfe, Corfhull, Corful, Corfull, Cawfield, Cafield and many more.

Early Notables of the Corfe family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Corfe family to Ireland


Some of the Corfe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Corfe family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Corfe Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • G Corfe, who arrived in Texas in 1906 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • William Godfrey Corfe, who landed in Texas in 1906 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Corfe (post 1700)


  • Charles John Corfe DD (1843-1921), English cleric, the inaugural Bishop in Korea from 1889 to 1921
  • Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Cecil Corfe DSO (1878-1949), New Zealand-born, Australian military officer and rugby union player
  • Melissa Jane Corfe (b. 1986), South African three-time gold and two-time silver medalist swimmer at the 2007 All-Africa Games
  • Jeff "Joffa" Corfe (b. 1964), Australian rules football supporter, leader of the Collingwood Football Club cheer squad since 2001

Historic Events for the Corfe family



Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. John Eustace Corfe, British Scullion from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  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)
  3. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

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