Claffey Family History

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Claffey Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of McClaffey, Gaelic Mac Fhlaithimh, a patronymic from the personal name Flaitheamh meaning ‘prince’.

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

Similar surnames: Laffey, Mcgaffey, Caffey, Gaffey, Mahaffey, Craney, Clardy, Carney

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Claffey Family Origin

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Claffey Family Occupations

What did your Claffey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Claffey. 19% of Claffey men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Claffey women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Claffey were Truck Driver and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Secretary
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Claffey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Claffey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Claffey 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 Claffey. 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 Claffey. For the veterans among your Claffey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Claffey Life Expectancy

What is the average Claffey lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Claffey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Claffey in 1953 was 52, and 72 in 2004.

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