Coffee (Coffey, Coffy) Families Identified in the Leeds Civil Parish, Yorkshire, England Census Records, Possible Origins in Ireland and Links Between the Census Years

The Surname Coffee (Coffey and Coffy) appears to be relatively uncommon in the different districts of the Leeds, Yorkshire, England Census Records. The only Coffee that I have found thus far in the 1841 census was listed as unknown place of birth. Some of the later census years begin giving counties of birth. It is my objective in this section to analyze the Coffee (Coffey, Coffy) Families found in the Leed Civil Parish, Yorkshire England Census records between 1841 and 1911 to look for possible origins and connections between the lines. Leeds is only about 11 miles from Hudderfield where I have been tracking a significant cluster of immigrants from the Connaght areas of Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo. This is a work in progress and will be added to as I work my way through the census. My intention is to try to identify migration trails from Ireland.

The Brennan and Corcoran families that I am tracking have heavy concentrations in the Leeds Census records. Coffee, a surname of my third great grandparent appears to be much less common in this area but those here will be noted as they are uncovered. There appears to be come Coffeys in the 1871 North Leeds census records. I will begin my trolling through the Leeds Census records with the 1841 Leeds Civil Parish (Holbeck) and Leeds Town Civil Parish, Kirkgate.

Keep in mind that the connections I draw are what appear to me to be the same family and need to be further analyzed to make sure the conclusion is correct (hopefully with supporting evidence such as GRO marriage records and baptismal records). They are something to build upon and prove. I would welcome all feedback on this effort. Only through input from other Corcorans will we find how we might all be related.

I have identified specific details on the Irish documented in the 1841 census records for Leeds Civil Parish (Holbeck Sub Reg District) and Leeds Town Civil Parish (Kirkgate and Leeds North) in separate pages.

This is a work in progress!

1841 Leeds CP- Holbeck- none Leeds Town CP- Kirkgate Leeds Town, Leeds North-none      
1851 North Leeds South Leeds        
1861 North Leeds Southeast Leeds        
1871 North Leeds Southeast Leeds