Quaife Family History

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Quaife Name Meaning

Irish and Manx: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Caoimh (see O’Keefe). Gaelic c followed by a, o, or u is often Anglicized as q in Manx.

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

Similar surnames: Quain, Quail, Duane, Quine, Quaid, Quire, Quade, Taffe, Quin, Guire

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Quaife Family Origin

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Quaife Family Occupations

What did your Quaife ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Quaife family was Farmer. The most common Quaife occupation in the USA was Architecht. 14% of Quaife's were Architechts. Architecht, Car Wheel Maker and Clerk In Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Quaife.

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  • Architecht

  • Car Wheel Maker

  • Clerk In Store

  • Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Quaife ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Quaife Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Quaife. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Quaife 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 615 immigration records available for the last name Quaife. 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 540 military records available for the last name Quaife. For the veterans among your Quaife ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Quaife Life Expectancy

What is the average Quaife lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Quaife life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Quaife in 1963 was 52, and 93 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Quaife

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Quaife ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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