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

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Dealer In Tallow

    4%
  • Engineer

    4%

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In 1880, 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. Farmer, Laborer and Dealer In Tallow were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gaffey.

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Gaffey Historical Records

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Gaffey Life Expectancy

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