Laffey Family History

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Laffey Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Laithimh, from the earlier form Ó Flaithimh, from flaitheamh ‘ruler’.

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

Similar surnames: Claffey, Gaffey, Lafferty, Caffey, Guffey, Caffrey, Coffey, Larkey

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Laffey Family Origin

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Laffey Family Occupations

What did your Laffey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Labourer and Labourer Iron Works were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Laffey. A less common occupation for the Laffey family was Bandsman Royal Navy. The most common Laffey occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 16% of Laffey's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Labourer Iron Works

  • Bandsman Royal Navy


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

Laffey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Laffey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laffey 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Laffey. 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 Laffey. For the veterans among your Laffey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Laffey Life Expectancy

What is the average Laffey lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Laffey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Laffey in 1952 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Laffey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Laffey 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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