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Duffin Family History

Duffin Name Meaning

English (Hampshire): possibly from the Old Norse personal name Dufan a loan from Old Irish Dubán derived from the ancestor of Gaelic dubh ‘dark’. Irish (Antrim): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibhfinn ‘descendant of Dubhfionn’ a personal name composed of dubh ‘dark’ + fionn ‘fair’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Diffin, Buffin, Duffy, Giffin, Guffin, Dustin, Ruffin, Duff, Doffing

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Where is the Duffin family from?

You can see how Duffin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Duffin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Duffin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 72 Duffin families living in Ontario. This was about 62% of all the recorded Duffin's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Duffin families in 1911.
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What did your Duffin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Duffin. 54% of Duffin men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Duffin women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Duffin were Farmer R and School Teacher. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farmers Son
  • Farmer R

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Dressmaker
  • School Teacher
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Duffin. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Duffin. For the veterans among your Duffin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Duffin lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Duffin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Duffin in 1948 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

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