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Coffey Name Meaning

Irish:: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cathbhadha ‘descendant of Cathbhadh’ a byname meaning ‘battle tent’ Ó Cathbhuadhaigh ‘descendant of Cathbhuadhach’ (‘battle victorious’) or Ó Cathmhogha ‘descendant of Cathmhugh’ (‘battle slave’). shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cobhthaigh ‘descendant of Cobhthach’ a byname meaning ‘victorious’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Covey, Convey, Cooney, Coffeen, Gaffey, Cogley, Caffey, Cossey

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Where is the Coffey family from?

You can see how Coffey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Coffey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Coffey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 38 Coffey families living in Kentucky. This was about 28% of all the recorded Coffey's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Coffey families in 1840.
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What did your Coffey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Coffey. 16% of Coffey men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Coffey women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Coffey were Clerk and Clerk. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
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Passenger Lists

There are 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Coffey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 34,000 military records available for the last name Coffey. For the veterans among your Coffey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Coffey lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Coffey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Coffey in 1942 was 31, and 73 in 2004.

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