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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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Cabinet Maker

    5%
  • Bricklayer

    4%
  • Shepherd

    3%

In 1881, the most common Coffin occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Coffin's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Coffin family was Shepherd. Agricultural Labourer, Cabinet Maker and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Coffin.

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Coffin Historical Records

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Coffin Life Expectancy

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