Laffey Family History

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Laffey Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Laithimh, from the earlier form Ó Flaithimh, from flaitheamh ‘ruler’.

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


Similar surnames: Claffey, Gaffey, Lafferty, Caffey, Guffey, Caffrey, Coffey, Larkey

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Laffey Family Origin

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Laffey Family Occupations

What did your Laffey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Laffey. 13% of Laffey men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Laffey women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Laffey were Salesman and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    13%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Farmer
    5%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Bookkeeper
    5%
  • Housekeeper
    5%

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

Laffey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Laffey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laffey 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Laffey. 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 Laffey. For the veterans among your Laffey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Laffey Life Expectancy

What is the average Laffey lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Laffey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Laffey in 1952 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Laffey

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