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Surnames Cohen and Coffin

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Surnames Cohen and Coffin

Postby Shari » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:14 am

I read somewhere that the surname Coffin is a variation on the surname Cohen. Is this true? Thanks!

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Re: Surnames Cohen and Coffin

Postby dpyates » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:06 pm

Yes, Coffin is a corruption of Cohen through the Spanish, which pronounced h like ff. Coggin is the same. Both are common in Scotland.
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