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Coffyn Genealogy and Coffyn Family History Information

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  • David Coffyn (c.1332 - c.1370)
    Son and heir, Portledge - Deed - Coffyn of Porthledge, Visitation of Devon 1594
  • Sir James Coffyn, Knight (c.1514 - 1566)
  • Johanna Hull (c.1611 - 1681)
    Joanna Coffin was not married to Rev. Joseph Hull! The name comes from some inventive and quite persuasive speculation by an eary Hull researcher, Orra Eugene Monnette. He based his speculation on the ...
  • John Coffyn (1301 - 1332)
    son and Heir - Portledge. Deed 1318
  • John Coffyn (1392 - 1427)
    Son and heir, Portledge - Deed 1427 - Coffyn of Porthledge, Visitation of Devon 1594

About the Coffyn surname

The surname Coffyn is a variation of the surname Coffin. The saga of the surname Coffin follows a line reaching back through history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for someone who worked as a person who made baskets. Coffin is derived from the Old French words cofin and coffin, which in turn come from the Late Latin word cophinus, which means basket.The English word coffin is a specialized development of this word which did not exist before the 16th century.

The surname Coffin may also be a nickname derived from the Latin word calvus, which means bald.

Cyffin in Welsh signifies a boundary, a limit, or a hill. Cefyn is the ridge of a hill. The surname Coffin has its origin from Co, which means high, exalted, and fin, a head, extremity, or boundary.