Claffey Family History

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Claffey Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of McClaffey, Gaelic Mac Fhlaithimh, a patronymic from the personal name Flaitheamh meaning ‘prince’.

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

Similar surnames: Laffey, Mcgaffey, Caffey, Gaffey, Mahaffey, Craney, Clardy, Carney

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Claffey Family Origin

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Claffey Family Occupations

What did your Claffey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Claffey family was Staff Sergt (Pensioner). The most common Claffey occupation in the UK was Housekeeper. 17% of Claffey's were Housekeepers. Housekeeper, Labourer and Laundress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Claffey.

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  • Housekeeper

  • Labourer

  • Laundress

  • Staff Sergt (Pensioner)


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

Claffey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Claffey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Claffey 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 Claffey. 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 Claffey. For the veterans among your Claffey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Claffey Life Expectancy

What is the average Claffey lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Claffey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Claffey in 1953 was 52, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Claffey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Claffey 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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