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Duffy Family History

Duffy Name Meaning
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhthaigh ‘descendant of Dubhthach’, a byname derived from dubh ‘black’ (see Duff). This name was borne by a 6th-century saint who was archbishop of Armagh.Scottish and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhuibhshíthe ‘son of Duibhshíth’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ (see Duff) + síth ‘peace’.

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

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Name Distribution of Duffy Families

  • Number of Duffy families
     941 - 1,880
     314 - 940
     1 - 313
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Duffy families
     995 - 1,987
     332 - 994
     1 - 331
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Duffy families
     566 - 1,129
     189 - 565
     1 - 188
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Duffy Family Origin

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Duffy Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Duffy

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Duffy Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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