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

What did your Gaffney ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Gaffney. 39% of Gaffney men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Gaffney women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gaffney were Engineer and Retired

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    39%
  • Labourer
    15%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Engineer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    50%
  • Domestic
    25%
  • Retired
    25%

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

Gaffney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 86,000 census records available for the last name Gaffney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaffney 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Gaffney. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Gaffney. For the veterans among your Gaffney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gaffney Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Gaffney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gaffney in 1940 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

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