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Halferty Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAilbheartaigh ‘descendant of Ailbeartach’ a personal name or byname probably derived from ilbeartach ‘accomplished’. This form of the surname is now rare in Britain and Ireland.

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


Similar surnames: Lafferty, Haverty, Rafferty, Haggerty, Halley, Gallery, Mallery

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Where is the Halferty family from?

You can see how Halferty families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Halferty family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Halferty families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Halferty families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Halferty's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Halferty families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Halferty surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Halferty ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Halferty. 35% of Halferty men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Halferty women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Halferty were Salesman and Waitress. .

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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

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    27%
  • Housewife
    22%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Waitress
    16%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Halferty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Halferty 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 445 immigration records available for the last name Halferty. 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 542 military records available for the last name Halferty. For the veterans among your Halferty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Halferty lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Halferty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Halferty in 1951 was 35, and 83 in 2004.

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