Mcgaffey Family History

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Mcgaffey Name Meaning

Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eochadha or Mac Eachaidh ‘son of Eachaidh’, a byname meaning ‘horseman’ (a derivative of each ‘horse’). Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gáibhthigh, patronymic from a personal name based on gáibhtheach ‘fierce’, ‘eager’ (earlier gáibhthech). Compare Gaffey and Caughey.

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

Similar surnames: Mcguffey, Mccaffrey, Gaffey, Mccauley, Mehaffey, Claffey, Mcgaughey

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Mcgaffey Family Origin

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Mcgaffey Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mcgaffey family was Shoemaker. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcgaffey. The most common Mcgaffey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Mcgaffey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Shoemaker


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Mcgaffey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mcgaffey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcgaffey 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 288 immigration records available for the last name Mcgaffey. 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 554 military records available for the last name Mcgaffey. For the veterans among your Mcgaffey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcgaffey Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Mcgaffey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Mcgaffey in 1952 was 59, and 79 in 2004.

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