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Fogarty Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fógartaigh ‘son of Fógartach’ a personal name from fógartha ‘proclaimed banished outlawed’. It is sometimes Anglicized as Howard .

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


Similar surnames: Hogarty, Roarty, Gogerty, Faherty, Moriarty, Harty, Doherty, Mcgarity

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Where is the Fogarty family from?

You can see how Fogarty families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fogarty family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fogarty families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Fogarty families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Fogarty's in USA. New York had the highest population of Fogarty families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fogarty surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fogarty ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fogarty. 10% of Fogarty men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Fogarty women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fogarty were Farmer and Housekeeper. .

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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
    10%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farmer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Fogarty. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Fogarty. For the veterans among your Fogarty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fogarty lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Fogarty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Fogarty in 1941 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

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