Gaffey Family History

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Gaffey Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eachaidh ‘son of the horseman’ or Mac Gáibhthigh ‘son of the fierce one’ (see McGaffey).

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

Similar surnames: Laffey, Gaffney, Gainey, Guffey, Caffey, Claffey, Gaffin, Ganley

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Gaffey Family Origin

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Gaffey Family Occupations

What did your Gaffey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Dealer In Tallow were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gaffey. The most common Gaffey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Gaffey's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gaffey family was Engineer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Dealer In Tallow

  • Engineer


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Gaffey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Gaffey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaffey 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 Gaffey. 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 Gaffey. For the veterans among your Gaffey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gaffey Life Expectancy

What is the average Gaffey lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Gaffey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Gaffey in 1946 was 57, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gaffey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gaffey 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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