Mcguffey Family History

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Mcguffey Name Meaning

Anglicized form of the Gaelic patronymic Mac Dhubhthaigh or Mac Dhuibhshíthe (see Duffy). Scottish: according to Black this may be a variant of McGuffog, which may represent Gaelic Mac Dhabhoig, a patronymic from Davuc, a pet form of David.

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

Similar surnames: Mcgaffey, Mcguff, Mehaffey, Mcduffie, Mcburney, Mccaffrey, Mcduff

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Mcguffey Family Origin

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Mcguffey Family Occupations

What did your Mcguffey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mcguffey family was Farming. Farmer, Attorney At Law and Dry Goods Man were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcguffey. The most common Mcguffey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Mcguffey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Attorney At Law

  • Dry Goods Man

  • Farming


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Mcguffey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mcguffey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcguffey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Mcguffey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Mcguffey. For the veterans among your Mcguffey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcguffey Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcguffey lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Mcguffey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mcguffey in 1958 was 60, and 82 in 2004.

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