Duffy Family History

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Duffy Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhthaigh ‘descendant of Dubhthach’, a byname derived from dubh ‘black’ (see Duff). This name was borne by a 6th-century saint who was archbishop of Armagh. Scottish and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhuibhshíthe ‘son of Duibhshíth’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ (see Duff) + síth ‘peace’.

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


Similar surnames: Duff, Ducey, Cuff, Duffin, Duddy, Luff, Duffney, Ruffo, Guffy, Puff

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Duffy Family Origin

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Duffy Family Occupations

What did your Duffy ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Duffy occupation in the UK was Labourer. 8% of Duffy's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Duffy family was Carter. Labourer, Coal Miner and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Duffy.

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  • Labourer

    8%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    1%
  • Carter

    1%

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Duffy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Duffy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Duffy 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Duffy. 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 Duffy. For the veterans among your Duffy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Duffy Life Expectancy

What is the average Duffy lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Duffy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Duffy in 1941 was 29, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Duffy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Duffy 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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