Mehaffey Family History

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Mehaffey Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhuibhshíthe ‘son of Duibhshíth’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ + síth ‘peace’. According to Woulfe, this was originally a Scottish name (usually Anglicized there as McPhee), which was taken to Antrim in the 16th century.

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

Similar surnames: Mahaffey, Mcgaffey, Mccaffrey, Mcguffey, Claffey, Mchaney, Mchaffie

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Mehaffey Family Origin

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Mehaffey Family Occupations

What did your Mehaffey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Blind Stone Mason and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Mehaffey. 17% of Mehaffey men worked as a Blind Stone Mason

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Blind Stone Mason
  • Bricklayer
  • Journeyman Carpenter
  • Maintenance Electrician

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Mehaffey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Mehaffey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mehaffey 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 780 immigration records available for the last name Mehaffey. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Mehaffey. For the veterans among your Mehaffey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mehaffey Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Mehaffey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Mehaffey in 1956 was 46, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mehaffey

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