Gaffin Family History

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Gaffin Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McGaffin, an Anglicization of Gaelic Mac Eacháin (see McGahan).

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


Similar surnames: Giffin, Guffin, Mcgaffin, Gaffey, Gavin, Diffin, Garvin, Duffin

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Gaffin Family Origin

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Gaffin Family Occupations

What did your Gaffin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gaffin. 13% of Gaffin men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Gaffin women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gaffin were Clerk and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    13%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    20%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Typist
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

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

Gaffin Historical Records

What Gaffin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gaffin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaffin 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 690 immigration records available for the last name Gaffin. 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 772 military records available for the last name Gaffin. For the veterans among your Gaffin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gaffin Life Expectancy

What is the average Gaffin lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gaffin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gaffin in 1963 was 82, and 93 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gaffin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gaffin 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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