Gaffin Family History

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Gaffin Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McGaffin, an Anglicization of Gaelic Mac Eacháin (see McGahan).

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

Similar surnames: Giffin, Guffin, Mcgaffin, Gaffey, Gavin, Diffin, Garvin, Duffin

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Gaffin Family Origin

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Gaffin Family Occupations

What did your Gaffin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gaffin family was Labourer. Boatmaker (Master), Cabinet Maker and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gaffin. The most common Gaffin occupation in the UK was Boatmaker (Master). 17% of Gaffin's were Boatmaker (Master)s.

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  • Boatmaker (Master)

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer


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

Gaffin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gaffin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaffin 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 690 immigration records available for the last name Gaffin. 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 772 military records available for the last name Gaffin. For the veterans among your Gaffin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gaffin Life Expectancy

What is the average Gaffin lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gaffin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gaffin in 1963 was 82, and 93 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gaffin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gaffin 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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