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Coffer Name Meaning

English: from Old French cof(f)re ‘chest’, ‘box’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker of coffers or chests or, by extension, for a treasurer. Probably an Americanized spelling of German Kaufer or Kauffer (see Kaufer).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Offer, Cofer, Confer, Comer, Coffel, Copper, Coomer, Duffer, Colmer

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Where is the Coffer family from?

You can see how Coffer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Coffer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Coffer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 50 Coffer families living in Ontario. This was about 49% of all the recorded Coffer's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Coffer families in 1911.
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What did your Coffer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Coffer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Coffer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Coffer. For the veterans among your Coffer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Coffer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Coffer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Coffer in 1944 was 23, and 73 in 2004.

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