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Gaffney Family History

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

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Name Distribution of Gaffney Families

  • Number of Gaffney families
     212 - 421
     71 - 211
     1 - 70
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gaffney families
     74 - 145
     25 - 73
     1 - 24
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gaffney Family Origin

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Gaffney Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Gaffney Emigration Information (AU)

from the Australian Convict Transportation Registers 1787-1868

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Gaffney Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

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