Balfe Family History

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Balfe Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Balbh meaning ‘stammering’, ‘dumb’, itself probably a translation of a Norman family name of similar meaning, for example Baube ‘stammering’, from Latin balbus, itself used as a Roman family name.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Balle, Balke, Bake, Babe, Taffe, Belle, Balmer, Salce, Balser, Balas

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Balfe Family Origin

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Balfe Family Occupations

What did your Balfe ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Balfe occupation in Canada was School. 50% of Balfe's were Schools. A less common occupation for the Balfe family was Grain Dealer. School, Farmer and Farmers Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Balfe.

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  • School

  • Farmer

  • Farmers Son

  • Grain Dealer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Balfe ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Balfe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Balfe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balfe census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Balfe. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Balfe. For the veterans among your Balfe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Balfe Life Expectancy

What is the average Balfe lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Balfe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Balfe in 1953 was 45, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Balfe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Balfe ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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