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The majestic region of Dauphiné, in the French Alps, was the homeland of the prominent surname Jeffre. The surname Jeffre is derived from the given name Geoffrey. This makes Jeffre a 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 Jeffre means "son of Geoffrey."

Jeffre Early Origins



The surname Jeffre was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where this eminent family has held a family seat since ancient times.

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Jeffre Spelling Variations


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Jeffre 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.

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Jeffre Early History


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Jeffre Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jeffre research. Another 360 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1060, 1072, 1256, 1633, 1672, 1685, 1693, 1694, 1731, and 1752 are included under the topic Early Jeffre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jeffre Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jeffre Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Jean-Nicolas Geoffroy (1633-1694), French harpsichordist and organist; Étienne François Geoffroy (1672-1731), French apothecary and chemist; Claude Joseph Geoffroy (1685-1752), French apothecary, chemist and...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jeffre 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: 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..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jeffre (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jeffre (post 1700)



  • Justin Jeffre, American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, 2005

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Motto


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    4. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    5. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
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    The Jeffre Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jeffre 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 8 December 2015 at 11:53.

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