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Type Surname (from given name)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. Roff-Y  [key]
Other Forms FormsRuffey, Roffy

Meaning & History

There are two small villages named "Roffey". One in England, near Horsham, and one in France, Burgundy. The name is of Norman orgin. First mentioned in (surviving English documents) in 1307 when a George Roffey buys a house. The mening of name is deer enclousure, or "the place where the deer fence is located". Coming from the Old English words "Rough" and "Hage" i.e red-deer and pasture. There are several Coats of Arms linked to this family name.
Added 8/10/2018 by Robert Roffey