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Jeffers Surname Origin
Corrupted from Geoffrey or Godfrey, German, from God and fried, God's peace, or from Gau and fried, joyful peace. This name was borne by the chief of the royal house of Plantagenet.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Jeffers Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Jeffers Family History Thought:
'We are the children of many sires, and every drop of blood in us in its turn ... betrays its ancestor.' --Ralph Waldo Emerson