Coffey Family History

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Coffey Name Meaning

Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cobhthaigh ‘descendant of Cobhthach’, a byname meaning ‘victorious’. Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cathbhadha ‘descendant of Cathbhadh’ (‘battle tent’), Ó Cathbhuadhaigh ‘descendant of Cathbhuadhach’ (‘battle victorious’), or Ó Cathmhogha ‘descendant of Cathmhugh’, a byname meaning ‘battle slave’.

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

Similar surnames: Covey, Convey, Cooney, Coffeen, Gaffey, Cogley, Caffey, Cossey

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Coffey Family Origin

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Coffey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Servant

  • Clerk


In 1881, Farmer, School and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Coffey. The most common Coffey occupation in Canada was Farmer. 36% of Coffey's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Coffey family was Clerk.

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