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

What did your Coffey ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • School

    14%
  • Servant

    6%
  • Clerk

    4%

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Coffey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Coffey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coffey 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Coffey. 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 Coffey. For the veterans among your Coffey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Coffey Life Expectancy

What is the average Coffey lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Coffey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Coffey in 1942 was 31, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Coffey 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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