Coffin Family History
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Coffin Name Meaning
English and French: metonymic occupational name for a basket maker, from Old French cof(f)in ‘basket’ (Late Latin cophinus, Greek kophinos). The modern English word coffin is a specialized development of this term, not attested until the 16th century.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Goffin, Cousin, Coffer, Collin, Corbin, Chaffin, Coffing, Ruffin