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Diffley Name Meaning

Irish (Connacht): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibhghiolla ‘descendant of the black lad’.

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


Similar surnames: Deeley, Duffney, Hilley, Diffin, Dudley, Guffey, Caffrey, Kimbley

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Diffley Family Origin

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Diffley Family Occupations

What did your Diffley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Diffley occupation in Canada was Labourer. 40% of Diffley's were Labourers. Labourer, Clerk and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Diffley. A less common occupation for the Diffley family was Printer.

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  • Labourer

    40%
  • Clerk

    20%
  • Cooper

    20%
  • Printer

    20%

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

Diffley Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Diffley Life Expectancy

What is the average Diffley lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Diffley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Diffley in 1953 was 44, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Diffley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Diffley 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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