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Faherty Name Meaning

Irish (Galway): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fathartaigh ‘descendant of Fathartach’ a personal name (also Faghartach) meaning ‘noisy’ from a derivative of foghar ‘noise’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Flaherty, Fahey, Haverty, Harty, Doherty, Rafferty, Lavery, Haggerty

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Where is the Faherty family from?

You can see how Faherty families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Faherty family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Faherty families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 49 Faherty families living in Illinois. This was about 26% of all the recorded Faherty's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Faherty families in 1880.
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What did your Faherty ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Faherty. 20% of Faherty men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Faherty women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Faherty were Chauffeur and Maid. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Chauffeur

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Secretary
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Faherty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Faherty census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Faherty. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Faherty. For the veterans among your Faherty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Faherty lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Faherty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Faherty in 1962 was 74, and 77 in 2004.

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