Gaffney Family History

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Gaffney Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gamhna ‘descendant of Gamhain’, a byname meaning ‘calf’. On occasion the English surname Caulfield was adopted as equivalent. Possibly an altered spelling of Swiss German Gaf(f)ner, a topographic name for a cottage dweller, from dialect Gafene ‘large basket’, ‘Alpine (dairy) hut’.

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


Similar surnames: Gaffner, Gaffey, Gainey, Duffney, Carney, Laffey, Nanney, Gosney

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Gaffney Family Origin

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Gaffney Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Servant

    13%
  • School

    10%
  • Labourer

    6%

In 1881, Farmer, Servant and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gaffney. The most common Gaffney occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Gaffney's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gaffney family was Labourer.

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