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Early Origins of the Gaffen family

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.

Early History of the Gaffen family

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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.

Early Notables of the Gaffen family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Gaffen family to the New World and Oceana

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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Gaffen (post 1700)

  • Marc Gaffen, Miscellaneous Crew
  • Cara Gaffen, Actress

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