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Mahaffey Family History

Mahaffey Name Meaning
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhuibhshithe (see McAfee). In Ireland this name belongs mainly to County Donegal.

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

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35,465 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,372 Military Records
1,179 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Mahaffey Families

  • Number of Mahaffey families
     52 - 102
     18 - 51
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Mahaffey families
     17 - 32
     6 - 16
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Mahaffey families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Mahaffey Family Origin

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Mahaffey Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Mahaffey

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Mahaffey Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Mahaffey Civil War Service Records

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