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Origins of the Duffy surname

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About the Duffys

We have a total number of 132663 records for people with the last name Duffy.

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Where do most Duffys live?

In 1921, most Duffys lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Duffys

How common is your surname?

601st most common surname in the UK

We have 55,500 records for the Duffy surname. The oldest one dates back to 1820.

Who were Duffys most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Duffy first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Duffys

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Duffys in 1921


Domestic Servant




Cotton Weaver




Common Male occupations for Duffys in 1921
General Labourer


Coal Miner


Dock Labourer






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