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Mehaffey Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhuibhshíthe ‘son of Duibhshíth’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ + síth ‘peace’. According to Woulfe, this was originally a Scottish name (usually Anglicized there as McPhee), which was taken to Antrim in the 16th century.

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


Similar surnames: Mahaffey, Mcgaffey, Mccaffrey, Mcguffey, Claffey, Mchaney, Mchaffie

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Mehaffey Family Origin

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Mehaffey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Works In Cotton Mill

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mehaffey. A less common occupation for the Mehaffey family was Works In Cotton Mill. The most common Mehaffey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Mehaffey's were Farmers.

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Mehaffey Life Expectancy

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