Jeffrey Family History
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Jeffrey Name Meaning
English: from a Norman personal name that appears in Middle English as Geffrey and in Old French as Je(u)froi. Some authorities regard this as no more than a palatalized form of Godfrey, but early forms such as Galfridus and Gaufridus point to a first element from Germanic gala ‘to sing’ or gawi ‘region’, ‘territory’. It is possible that several originally distinct names have fallen together in the same form.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Godfrey, Jerry, Jeff, Winfrey, Steffey, Jeffres, Jeffreys, Riffey