Mccaffrey Family History

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Mccaffrey Name Meaning

Northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gafraidh or Mac Gofraidh ‘son of Gafradh’, a Gaelic form of the Old Norse personal name Guðfróðr, composed of the elements guð ‘god’ + fróðr ‘wise’, and equivalent to English Godfrey. An alternative Gaelic form of the personal name is Gothraidh, which gave rise to McGorry. In Ireland this is a branch of the Maguires of Fermanagh.

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

Similar surnames: Mccauley, Mccafferty, Mcgaffey, Mccaskey, Mccarney, Mehaffey

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Mccaffrey Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mccaffrey name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mccaffrey. 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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Mccaffrey Family Origin

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Mccaffrey Family Occupations

What did your Mccaffrey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Mccaffrey occupation in the UK was Cook N D. 13% of Mccaffrey's were Cook N Ds. A less common occupation for the Mccaffrey family was Hawker. Cook N D, Corn Porter (Dock) and Dock Lab were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mccaffrey.

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  • Cook N D

  • Corn Porter (Dock)

  • Dock Lab

  • Hawker


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Mccaffrey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Mccaffrey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mccaffrey 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

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Draft Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Mccaffrey. For the veterans among your Mccaffrey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mccaffrey Life Expectancy

What is the average Mccaffrey lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mccaffrey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mccaffrey in 1941 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

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