Balfe Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Balbh meaning ‘stammering’, ‘dumb’, itself probably a translation of a Norman family name of similar meaning, for example Baube ‘stammering’, from Latin balbus, itself used as a Roman family name.

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


Similar surnames: Balle, Balke, Bake, Babe, Taffe, Belle, Balmer, Salce, Balser, Balas

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Balfe Family Origin

Where is the Balfe family from?

SHOW MORE

Balfe Family Occupations

What did your Balfe ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Balfe ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

SHOW MORE
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • Plasterer

    6%

In 1880, Keeping House, Laborer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Balfe. The most common Balfe occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 10% of Balfe's were Keeping Houses. A less common occupation for the Balfe family was Plasterer.

Source: Census data for Balfe | Data not to scale

Balfe Historical Records

What Balfe family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Balfe ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Balfe

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Balfe Life Expectancy

What is the average Balfe lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Balfe ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

SHOW MORE

United States

Between 1953 and 2004, Balfe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Balfe in 1953 was 45, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Balfe

Famous Balfe Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)

John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Look up another name