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Jeffrey 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.
Jeffrey Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Jeffrey Family History Thought:
'People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.' --Edmund Burke