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GAFFNEY Family History

This ancient surname recorded in the spellings of Gaffeny, Gafney, Gaffney, Gafny and Gaffny, is claimed to be Irish, and undoubtedly many name holders are of Irish extraction, the name being well recorded there. However not only is the name recorded in England well before Ireland, but it was never recorded in Ireland with the normal gaelic prefixes of 'O' or 'Mac'. These facts clearly suggest that the source of origin lies elsewhere. The make up of the name is totally different from the normal 'English' form, and it is our opinion that it derives from the Alsace-Lorraine 'Gafner'. This is or rather was a nickname, although the meaning is obscure...
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    Edwin Gaffney

    My great grandfather, John Gaffney, born abt 1818 near Kilgar, County Donegal immigrated to the US with his sister Margaret on 17 April 1848 from Liverpool. In the US he married Catherine McNelis, born in Ardara in 1828 daughter of James (Manalus) McNelis and Margaret Boyle. John died 17 Nov, 1882 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.  Although I have extensive information on the McNelises, I have not been able to find any information on John's ancestors.
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    Gaffney

    Hello - I am looking to see if there are any Gaffney's in Conleen (Co. Cavan) related to James and Bridget Gaffney (45-40 years of age in the 1821 Census): Children: Owen, Bridget, Marget, Rose, Peter, James and Catherine - thank you.
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    Gaffney

    In the United States we also spell it like this Gafeney
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    Gaffney

    Looking for gaffney/ madden
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    Derek gaffney

    My grandmother name was madden before she married a gaffney
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    Rita Gaffney

    Hi looking for other Gaffney clan. Anyone related to Gaffney's in Dublin around 1865-1979?
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    Derek gaffney

    Yes I am a gaffney from Dublin
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    robert lopez

    Hello, trying to track my Great - Great grandfather in Ireland - John Gaffney - I believe he was born/baptized in county Meath 1843 - came to america through Canada and died in Irvington Iowa 1925 -
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    KingGaffney

    i live in mayo but my gaffneys are from kilkenny
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    ronald

    Michael Gaffney, born in Granard, Co. Longford, Ireland, in 1775, emigrated to America in 1797, arriving in New York and moving to Charleston, SC a few years later. He moved in 1804 to the SC Upcountry and established a tavern and lodging house at what became known as Gaffneys Cross Roads.
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    Ronald

    Hi, seeking Gaffney family members in Ireland and in the world. Looking to discuss history and to know others with the name of my forefathers.
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    Julie gaffney

    Hi there i am julie gaffney. Family members came from roscommon area ireland. I live in australia
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