William Coffyn

about 1544–after 1567 (Age 23)
Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Coffyn was born about 1544, in Devon, England, United Kingdom, his father, Sir Richard Coffyn, was 64 and his mother, Wilmot Chudleigh, was 29. He married Mrs Willaim Coffin in 1563. He died after 1567, at the age of 24.

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William Coffyn
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    Richard Coffin


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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.

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

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