Gaffins and relations
About the name: First, there seem to be two types of Gaffins out there: The Jewish ones originally from Lithuania and the Protestant ones from, well, I don't know where, who seem to have largely settled in Ohio (they are all apparently descended from William Gaffin, Sr., who was born in 1775 in New York and moved to Ohio in 1814 or so; see the Gaffin genealogy forum for more). The Jewish name is supposedly derived from the Hebrew word for wine. If you're one of the Jewish Gaffins, this is, no doubt, something you've told to your Jewish friends about 16 million times ("you know, the brucha for wine: 'borai p'ri ha'Gohfen'"). But without further ado:
Ye scribe's wife.
The ever feisty daughter, a.k.a. the Bish Monster.
Josh "Bubble" Gaffin
The brother. See how he met his wife.
The father and lawyer. You can read the decision in one of his election-law cases.
The sister and inventor, and founder of Beautiful Futures sweatshirts for kids (so buy some today!).
The other sister, also a lawyer. Her listing is waaaay out of date, which perhaps says something about Westlaw.
nice guy in Framingham who's a lawyer and who everybody in Framingham always
asks me if I'm related to, only I'm not (that we can figure out). His brother, Stephen, is a researcher at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine in Natick.
Another lawyer (what is it that drives so many Gaffins into the law?), this time in Boston. He's one of the Worcester Gaffins.
Yet another Boston Gaffin attorney. They could all get together and form their own firm: Gaffin, Gaffin, Gaffin, Gaffin and Gaffin. "Is Mr. Gaffin in?..."
Another barrister, this time in Michigan.
Stuart R. Gaffin
Scientist with rakish hair. Also a New Yorker, which is kind of bizarre because ye scribe is also a New York Gaffin and thought he knew all the other Gaffins in town, but obviously not...
Patent examiner, as you'll notice if you click on the link and see all the patents he's mentioned in.
Scorpion Man. He's a researcher at the University of Oklahoma who studies how sand scorpions process information because of "their clean native habitat, slow walking behavior, and fluorescent epicuticle."
Gaffin Industrial Services
George and Deborah Gaffin's pride and joy, which specializes in "industrial waterblasting and vacuum services utilizing 10,000 to 20,000 psi waterblasting pumps."
Crack correspondent for the Yukon News.
A gay Cucha Girl in San Jose, Costa Rica. Voted Miss Cucharrones in 1999.
The most optimistic Gaffin in the world.
Craig Alan Gaffin
An Ohio Gaffin living in New York, pursuing his dreams as a freelance art director. Who'da thunk it? Plus, the world's first known example of a Gaffin using Flash on a Web site.
Going for his MBA at Washington University. From Honeoye Falls, NY.
Crack computer consultant.
C. Harold Gaffin
Director, School of Printing Management and Sciences, R.I.T. Born in China! See, we really are all over!
Richard Birch Gaffin
Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. Definitely not one of the New York Gaffins.
A Revolutionary Gaffin
See this family tree for Mary Gaffin, born in 1772.
Clark University student.
Actress living in North London who sings in nursing homes and senior day centres.
United Church of Christ minister who runs the Center for Life Decisions in Seattle.
Associate director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston.
Myrtle E. Gaffin
Former member of the Department of Business Education, University of Northern Iowa.
Professor, department of medical physiology, Texas A&M.
Ira and Marge Gaffin
Founders of FamOhio, a support group for hemophiliacs and their families.
CEO and CTO of SighTech, maker of machine-vision tools. Not to be confused with...
A production stage manager and one of the New York Gaffins! And neither he nor Art are to be confused with ...
A completely fictional coroner in an X-Files episode who examined Muldur's coffin.
Set decorator. Wonder if she knows Arthur? Lives in a former Quincy Jones home.
Certified social worker, Ithaca, N.Y. Now that's upstate!
A Peebles resident and highway maintenance worker at the Ohio Department of Transportation's Adams County Highway Maintenance Facility in West Union.
Sam and Bonnie Gaffin
CVS roadside Samaritan in greater Cincinnati.
Piano tuner in Los Angeles. As opposed to ...
Ben Gaffin, about to graduate USC with a degree in music industry, who happens to be the brother of
who is a sun-loving Gaffin and Cornell grad (and son of Lawrence, who works for Boston University). Ben and Dave are cousins of:
An actress, fluent in Turkish and Spanish, who has appeared on "Sex and the City." Dave and Ben, meanwhile, are nephews of:
Anthropology professor, Buffalo State College and author of In Place: Spatial and Social Order in a Faeroe Islands Community.
David M. Gaffin
Memphis meteorologist. Not to be confused with...
"He is in charge of our carnivorous plant program, which is the world's largest. "
President of HR Associates in Miami.
Presumably a different John, he's a California endangered-species specialist.
Author of "Hollywood Blue: The Tinseltown Pornographers."
Teaches drawing and pastel painting at Lenape (N.J.) Regional Community School.