Balfe Family History

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Balfe Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Balbh meaning ‘stammering’, ‘dumb’, itself probably a translation of a Norman family name of similar meaning, for example Baube ‘stammering’, from Latin balbus, itself used as a Roman family name.

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

Similar surnames: Balle, Balke, Bake, Babe, Taffe, Belle, Balmer, Salce, Balser, Balas

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Balfe Family Origin

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Balfe Family Occupations

What did your Balfe ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Balfe. 12% of Balfe men worked as a General Labourer and 36% of Balfe women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Balfe were Butcks Heavy Worker and Bedspread Marker

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Retired
  • Woolen Weaver
  • Butcks Heavy Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • None
  • Apartments
  • Bedspread Marker

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

Balfe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Balfe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balfe 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Balfe. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Balfe. For the veterans among your Balfe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Balfe Life Expectancy

What is the average Balfe lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Balfe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Balfe in 1953 was 45, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Balfe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Balfe 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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