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Coffin Family History

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

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145,971 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
16,444 Military Records
10,584 Immigration Records
93,891 Census and Voter Lists
1,129,018 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Coffin Families

  • Number of Coffin families
     167 - 331
     56 - 166
     1 - 55
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Coffin families
     95 - 188
     32 - 94
     1 - 31
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Coffin families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Coffin census records

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Coffin Family Origin

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Coffin Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Coffin

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Coffin Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Coffin census records

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Coffin Civil War Service Records

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