patronymic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname. Patronyms could derive from the name of an ancestor, a religious figure, or a prominent political figure. In this case, the surname Geoffrion means "son of Geoffrey."
Early Origins of the Geoffrion family
family seat since ancient times.
Early History of the Geoffrion family
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Geoffrion Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Geoffre, Geouffre, Jeoffre, Jeffre, Jeouffre, Jeffres, Geoffres, Jeoffres, Jeouffres, Geouffres, Jeffres, Geffres, Cheffre, Chouffre, Cheffres, Chouffres and many more.
Early Notables of the Geoffrion family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Geoffrion family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Louis Geoffray settled in Virginia in 1700; James Jeffres, aged 20, settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1848; Mary Jeffres, aged 60, settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1849..
Contemporary Notables of the name Geoffrion (post 1700)
The Geoffrion Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: J'offre tout a la patrie
Motto Translation: I offer everything to the homeland
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