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Jeffrey Name Meaning

English: from a Norman personal name that appears in Middle English as Geffrey and in Old French as Je(u)froi. Some authorities regard this as no more than a palatalized form of Godfrey, but early forms such as Galfridus and Gaufridus point to a first element from Germanic gala ‘to sing’ or gawi ‘region’, ‘territory’. It is possible that several originally distinct names have fallen together in the same form.

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


Similar surnames: Godfrey, Jerry, Jeff, Winfrey, Steffey, Jeffres, Jeffreys, Riffey

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Jeffrey Family Origin

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Jeffrey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Jeffrey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Jeffrey's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jeffrey. A less common occupation for the Jeffrey family was Carpenter.

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Jeffrey Life Expectancy

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Famous Jeffrey Family

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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)

Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
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