Sir Richard Coffyn I

1168–
Alwington, Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Sir Richard

Sir Richard Coffyn I was born in 1168, in Alwington, Devon, England as the son of Sir Richard Coffin. He had at least 1 son with Mrs. Richard Coffin. He died in Parent, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne, France.

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Family Time Line

Sir Richard Coffyn I
1168–
Mrs. Richard Coffin
Richard Coffin II
1209–1254

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World Events (3)

1215 · Magna Carta
Age 47
King John of England agreed to a charter of rights called the Magna Carta. The document was originally drafted by the Archbishop of Canterbury to establish peace between King John and a group of rebel barons. The Magna Carta was completed in 1215 and is now considered to be one of the greatest constitutional documents of all time.
1224 · France Declares War on England
Age 56
France declared war on England as Louis VIII of France attacked Poitou and northern Gascony.
1259 · 100 Years of Conflict Between England and France Ends
Age 91
Treaty of Paris was signed on December 4, 1259, which ended 100 years of conflict between England and France.

Name Meaning

English (southwestern England, of Norman origin) and French: nickname from Middle English cofin, coffin, Old French cof(f)in (from Late Latin cophinus, Greek kophinos) ‘container, basket; coffer, chest (for keeping treasures, documents, armour, etc.)’. Early bearers of this as a hereditary surname were of knightly rank. Old French cofin was synonymous with coffer, and it may be that Cofin was used to denote a keeper of the (royal) coffer, attested in Anglo-Latin cofferarius. Compare Coffer . The modern English word coffin is a specialized development of this term, not attested until the 16th century.History: Tristram Coffin came from Brixham, Devon, to Haverhill, MA, before 1647. An important line of his descendants is associated with Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Coffer
Coffing

Sources (1)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Richard Coffin - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Richard Coffin

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