Taffney Family History

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Taffney Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Gaffney, Tawney, Taffet, Gaffner, Taffe, Gaffey, Tangney, Laffey

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Taffney Family Origin

Where is the Taffney family from?

Taffney Family Occupations

What did your Taffney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Taffney. 50% of Taffney men worked as a Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    50%
  • Porter
    50%

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

Taffney Historical Records

What Taffney family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 100 census records available for the last name Taffney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Taffney 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 immigration records available for the last name Taffney. 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 4 military records available for the last name Taffney. For the veterans among your Taffney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Taffney Life Expectancy

What is the average Taffney lifespan?

Average Taffney life expectancy in 1981 was 88 years. This was higher than the general public life expectancy which was 71.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Taffney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Taffney 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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