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Coffey Family History

Coffey Name Meaning
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cobhthaigh ‘descendant of Cobhthach’, a byname meaning ‘victorious’.Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cathbhadha ‘descendant of Cathbhadh’ (‘battle tent’), Ó Cathbhuadhaigh ‘descendant of Cathbhuadhach’ (‘battle victorious’), or Ó Cathmhogha ‘descendant of Cathmhugh’, a byname meaning ‘battle slave’.

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

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Name Distribution of Coffey Families

  • Number of Coffey families
     256 - 510
     86 - 255
     1 - 85
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Coffey families
     233 - 463
     78 - 232
     1 - 77
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Coffey families
     29 - 55
     10 - 28
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Coffey Family Origin

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Coffey Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Coffey

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Coffey Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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