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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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Coffin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1880, the most common Coffin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Coffin's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Coffin. A less common occupation for the Coffin family was Carpenter.

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Coffin Historical Records

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Coffin Life Expectancy

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