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Gaffen Early Origins



The surname Gaffen was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Brabant, an ancient duchy from 1190 onward. Within the province Brussels and Louvain are the major cities and the smaller Clabecq, Tubize and Wavre towns. Other towns include Vilvorde, Tirlemont and Hal. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

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Gaffen Spelling Variations


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Gaffen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Geeffen, Geffen, Gefflot, Gaffen, Gäfert, Gaffon, Gaffron, Goffen, Goffin and many more.

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Gaffen Early History


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Gaffen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gaffen research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1867 and 1840 are included under the topic Early Gaffen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gaffen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gaffen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gaffen 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 or some of its variants were: Many settlers were recorded from the mid 17th century onward in the great migration from Europe to the New World.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gaffen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gaffen (post 1700)



  • Marc Gaffen, Miscellaneous Crew
  • Cara Gaffen, Actress

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Gaffen Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The Gaffen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gaffen 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 15 May 2014 at 15:32.

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