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

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Coffin Family Origin

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Coffin Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Student

    13%
  • Farmers Son

    5%
  • Farmer'S Son

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Coffin family was Farmer'S Son. Farmer, Student and Farmers Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Coffin. The most common Coffin occupation in Canada was Farmer. 36% of Coffin's were Farmers.

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Coffin Historical Records

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Coffin Life Expectancy

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