Last name: JEFFREY

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JEFFREY : This last name is indexed 70,384 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

JEFFREY : English and Scottish: from the common Middle English and Older Scots personal name Geffrey a borrowing of Old French Geuffrei Jeufrei Jefrei Gosfrei Jofrei. The principal source of the Old French forms was probably ancient Germanic Gautfrid from an ethnic name + frithu ‘peace’. It was commonly Latinized in early documents as Gaufridus or Galfridus but also as Goisfridus or Gosfridus. Anglo-Norman French Jofreith Jofrei lies behind the English surnames Joffrey and Joffray which are recorded in the late nineteenth century but may now be extinct.

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