Last name: GAFFNEY

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All you have to know about the last name GAFFNEY

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GAFFNEY : This last name is indexed 39,317 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

GAFFNEY : 1: Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Ó Gamhna ‘descendant of Gamhain’ a byname meaning ‘calf’. The English surname Caulfield was adopted in Ireland as a supposed equivalent.2: Irish: alternatively from Mag Fhachtna ‘son of Fachtna’ usually Anglicized as Gaffney in Longford.3: Possibly an altered form of Swiss German Gaffner a topographic name for a cottage dweller from dialect Gafene ‘large basket Alpine (dairy) hut’.

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