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Corfe Early Origins



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.

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Corfe Spelling Variations


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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.

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Corfe Early History


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Corfe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corfe research. Another 220 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1250 and 1580 are included under the topic Early Corfe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Corfe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Corfe Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Corfe In Ireland


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Corfe In Ireland



Some of the Corfe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Corfe Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • G Corfe, who arrived in Texas in 1906
  • William Godfrey Corfe, who landed in Texas in 1906

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Contemporary Notables of the name Corfe (post 1700)


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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

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Corfe Historic Events


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Corfe Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. John Eustace Corfe, British Scullion from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Corfe Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. 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).
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Corfe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Corfe 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 11 January 2017 at 08:36.

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