Early Origins of the Jafferay family
The surname Jafferay was first found in Peeblesshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd nam Pùballan), former county in South-central Scotland
, in the present day Scottish Borders Council Area, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Jafferay family
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Jafferay Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Jafferay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jafferay family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: George Jaffray of Kincardine who settled in New Hampshire
and became Speaker of the Assembly in New Hampshire
in 1707; Lewis
Jaffray settled in New England
The Jafferay 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: Post nubillia phoebus
Motto Translation: After the clouds sunshine.