Caffey Family History

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Caffey Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McAfee.

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

Similar surnames: Caffee, Laffey, Caffery, Claffey, Gaffey, Caffrey, Caley, Cauley

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Caffey Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Caffey name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Caffey. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Caffey Family Origin

Where is the Caffey family from?

Caffey Family Occupations

What did your Caffey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Caffey occupation in the UK was Bricklayers Labourer. 9% of Caffey's were Bricklayers Labourers. A less common occupation for the Caffey family was Dk Labourer. Bricklayers Labourer, Carter and Chairmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Caffey.

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  • Bricklayers Labourer

  • Carter

  • Chairmaker

  • Dk Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Caffey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Caffey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Caffey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Caffey 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 Caffey. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Caffey. For the veterans among your Caffey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Caffey Life Expectancy

What is the average Caffey lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Caffey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Caffey in 1945 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Caffey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Caffey 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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