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The GAFFEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 984 23940 0.000 4
United States (1880 census) 433 10840 0.001 9
Change since 1880 +551 -13100 -0.001 -5
Other Countries
Australia 140 10525 0.001 9
United Kingdom 267 13735 0.001 6
Top States for GAFFEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Massachusetts 178 4333 0.003 28
New York 77 21718 0.000 4
Connecticut 73 5723 0.002 21
California 68 29430 0.000 2
Iowa 67 6039 0.002 23
Top States for GAFFEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Massachusetts 178 4333 0.003 28
Iowa 67 6039 0.002 23
Connecticut 73 5723 0.002 21
New Hampshire 14 9957 0.001 11
Maine 11 11333 0.001 9

Notes

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called GAFFEY live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called GAFFEY represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called GAFFEY in Massachusetts than any other state, but you are more likely to find a GAFFEY by picking someone at random in Massachusetts than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of GAFFEY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Ireland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the GAFFEY surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the GAFFEY surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of GAFFEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 945 96.04
White (Hispanic) 18 1.83
Mixed Race 10 1.02
Black/African American 8 0.81
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the GAFFEY surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of GAFFEY in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of GAFFEY.

Similar names to GAFFEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GAFFEY.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for GAFFEY

The following words are slight variants of GAFFEY that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.