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Jeffrey Name Meaning

English: from a Norman personal name that appears in Middle English as Geffrey and in Old French as Je(u)froi. Some authorities regard this as no more than a palatalized form of Godfrey, but early forms such as Galfridus and Gaufridus point to a first element from Germanic gala ‘to sing’ or gawi ‘region’, ‘territory’. It is possible that several originally distinct names have fallen together in the same form.

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


Similar surnames: Godfrey, Jerry, Jeff, Winfrey, Steffey, Jeffres, Jeffreys, Riffey

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Jeffrey Family Origin

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Jeffrey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • School

    8%
  • Going To School

    8%
  • Labourer

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Jeffrey family was Labourer. The most common Jeffrey occupation in Canada was Farmer. 31% of Jeffrey's were Farmers. Farmer, School and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jeffrey.

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Jeffrey Life Expectancy

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Famous Jeffrey Family

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