Mccafferty Family History

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Mccafferty Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eachmharcaigh, ‘son of Eachmharcach’, a personal name composed of the elements each ‘horse’ + marcach ‘rider’, ‘knight’. The sound change ch to f also occurs in a number of other names. Compare Murphy. The surname is found in Donegal, probably a branch of the O’Dohertys.

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

Similar surnames: Mclafferty, Mcclafferty, Mccaffrey, Lafferty, Mcgaffey, Mehaffey

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Mccafferty Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mccafferty name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mccafferty. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Mccafferty Family Origin

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Mccafferty Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Mccafferty family was House Keeper. The most common Mccafferty occupation in the UK was Labourer. 25% of Mccafferty's were Labourers. Labourer, Boilermaker and Cotton Power Loom Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mccafferty.

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  • Labourer

  • Boilermaker

  • Cotton Power Loom Weaver

  • House Keeper


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Mccafferty Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Mccafferty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mccafferty 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Mccafferty. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Mccafferty. For the veterans among your Mccafferty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mccafferty Life Expectancy

What is the average Mccafferty lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Mccafferty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mccafferty in 1947 was 52, and 75 in 2004.

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