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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Laffey

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  • A user from New Jersey, United States says the name Laffey is of Gaelic origin and means "The ruler".
  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Laffey means "Laughing" and is of English origin.

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International Interest

Notable Persons With the Last Name Laffey

Bartlett Laffey is a military person.


Aaron Laffey is a baseball player for the Washington Nationals. Aaron was born on April 15th, 1985 in Cumberland, Maryland.


Steve Laffey is a Mayor of Cranston and Rhode Island. He was most active from 2003 to 2007. Steve was given the name Stephen P. Laffey in Warwick, Rhode Island.


Merv was born on July 3rd, 1925. He breathed his last breath on January 17th, 2007.


Michael was born in 1863.


Bernie was born on March 3rd, 1928.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Laffey as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Laffey U.S.
  White 96.95% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.33% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.46% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.85% 16.26%

Of Last Name Laffey

People with the last name Laffey are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Laffey

  • How Popular is the name Laffey? As a last name Laffey was the 18,347th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Laffey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Laffey is Thursday, November 1st, 1906.
  • How unique is the name Laffey? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Laffey. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Laffey: Your name in reverse order is Yeffal. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ffealy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Laffey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,510 people with the last name Laffey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Laffey? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Laffey as their last name since less than 1 person in 196k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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