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 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gaffey. 23% of Gaffey men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Gaffey women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gaffey were Clerk and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Secretary
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer

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

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

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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.

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