Jeffrey Family History

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Jeffrey Name Meaning

English: from a Norman personal name that appears in Middle English as Geffrey and in Old French as Je(u)froi. Some authorities regard this as no more than a palatalized form of Godfrey, but early forms such as Galfridus and Gaufridus point to a first element from Germanic gala ‘to sing’ or gawi ‘region’, ‘territory’. It is possible that several originally distinct names have fallen together in the same form.

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

Similar surnames: Godfrey, Jerry, Jeff, Winfrey, Steffey, Jeffres, Jeffreys, Riffey

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Jeffrey Family Origin

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Jeffrey Family Occupations

What did your Jeffrey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jeffrey. The most common Jeffrey occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Jeffrey's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Jeffrey family was Farmer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer


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Jeffrey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 158,000 census records available for the last name Jeffrey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jeffrey 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 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Jeffrey. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Jeffrey. For the veterans among your Jeffrey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jeffrey Life Expectancy

What is the average Jeffrey lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Jeffrey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Jeffrey in 1942 was 71, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jeffrey 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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