Mcgaffey Family History

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Mcgaffey Name Meaning

Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eochadha or Mac Eachaidh ‘son of Eachaidh’, a byname meaning ‘horseman’ (a derivative of each ‘horse’). Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gáibhthigh, patronymic from a personal name based on gáibhtheach ‘fierce’, ‘eager’ (earlier gáibhthech). Compare Gaffey and Caughey.

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

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Mcgaffey Family Origin

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Mcgaffey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Keeping House

    15%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Shoemaker

    8%

In 1880, the most common Mcgaffey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Mcgaffey's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcgaffey. A less common occupation for the Mcgaffey family was Shoemaker.

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Mcgaffey Historical Records

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Mcgaffey Life Expectancy

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