Caffrey Family History

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Caffrey Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: reduced form of McCaffrey.

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

Similar surnames: Caffey, Laffey, Caffery, Cafferty, Gaffey, Claffey, Caffee, Gaffney

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Caffrey Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Caffrey name?

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

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Caffrey Family Origin

Where is the Caffrey family from?

Caffrey Family Occupations

What did your Caffrey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Caffrey family was Dock Labourer. The most common Caffrey occupation in the UK was Labourer. 9% of Caffrey's were Labourers. Labourer, Coal Miner and Charwoman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Caffrey.

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  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Charwoman

  • Dock Labourer


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

Caffrey Historical Records

What Caffrey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Caffrey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Caffrey 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Caffrey. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Caffrey. For the veterans among your Caffrey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Caffrey Life Expectancy

What is the average Caffrey lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Caffrey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Caffrey in 1954 was 28, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Caffrey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Caffrey 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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