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Claffey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Irish


The surname Claffey comes from the Irish name Mac Laithimh, from "flaitheamh" meaning "ruler." In Ulster the name is anglicized as MacClave and MacLave. In County Monaghan, however, the name is frequently mistranslated as Hand, since the name is phonetically similar to another Gaelic word "lamh" for "hand." Claffey is the most common variant in the midlands of Ireland.


Early Origins of the Claffey family


The surname Claffey was first found in Ulster (Irish: Ulaidh).

Early History of the Claffey family


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Claffey Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Claffey, MacClaffey, MacClave, MacLave, Hand and others.

Early Notables of the Claffey family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Claffey family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Claffey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John and Thomas Claffey were naturalized in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Thomas Claffey, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Claffey, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Peter Claffey, who settled in New York in 1841
  • Peter Claffey, who landed in New York in 1841 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Claffey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Bernard Claffey a labourer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • James Claffey, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Royal Albert"

Contemporary Notables of the name Claffey (post 1700)


  • Vinny Claffey, retired Irish hurler from Doon, County Offaly
  • Niall Claffey (b. 1978), Irish hurler from Birr, County Offaly
  • Una Claffey, Irish journalist, political correspondent and writer

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm


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