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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Duffy Family Origin

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Duffy Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    17%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Keeps House

    1%

In 1880, the most common Duffy occupation in the USA was Laborer. 17% of Duffy's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Duffy. A less common occupation for the Duffy family was Keeps House.

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Duffy Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Duffy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Duffy in 1941 was 29, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Duffy

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