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Mccaffrey Name Meaning

Northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gafraidh or Mac Gofraidh ‘son of Gafradh’, a Gaelic form of the Old Norse personal name Guðfróðr, composed of the elements guð ‘god’ + fróðr ‘wise’, and equivalent to English Godfrey. An alternative Gaelic form of the personal name is Gothraidh, which gave rise to McGorry. In Ireland this is a branch of the Maguires of Fermanagh.

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


Similar surnames: Mccauley, Mccafferty, Mcgaffey, Mccaskey, Mccarney, Mehaffey

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Where is the Mccaffrey family from?

You can see how Mccaffrey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mccaffrey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mccaffrey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 17 Mccaffrey families living in New York. This was about 68% of all the recorded Mccaffrey's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Mccaffrey families in 1840.
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What did your Mccaffrey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mccaffrey. 11% of Mccaffrey men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Mccaffrey women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mccaffrey were Painter and Housewife.

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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

  • Laborer
    11%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Painter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housewife
    6%
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What is the average Mccaffrey lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mccaffrey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mccaffrey in 1941 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

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