Duffin Family History

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Duffin Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse personal name Dólgfinnr, composed of the elements dólgr ‘wound’, ‘scar’ + Finnr ‘Finn’. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibhchinn (see Diffin), Ó Duibhghinn (see Deegan), or perhaps Ó Daimhín (see Devine).

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

Similar surnames: Diffin, Buffin, Duffy, Giffin, Guffin, Dustin, Ruffin, Duff, Doffing

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Duffin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Duffin name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Duffin. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Duffin Family Origin

Where is the Duffin family from?

Duffin Family Occupations

What did your Duffin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Duffin family was Laborer. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Duffin. The most common Duffin occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 11% of Duffin's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Laborer


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

Duffin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Duffin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Duffin 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Duffin. 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 Duffin. For the veterans among your Duffin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Duffin Life Expectancy

What is the average Duffin lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Duffin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Duffin in 1948 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Duffin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Duffin 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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