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Laferty Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Lafferty .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Laverty, Hagerty, Flanery, Lafferty, Fogerty, Mabery, Lahart, Raffety

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Where is the Laferty family from?

You can see how Laferty families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Laferty family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Laferty families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Laferty families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 42% of all the recorded Laferty's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Laferty families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Laferty surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Laferty ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Laferty. 25% of Laferty men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Laferty women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Laferty were Salesman and School Teacher. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Saleslady
  • School Teacher
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 305 immigration records available for the last name Laferty. 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 576 military records available for the last name Laferty. For the veterans among your Laferty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Laferty lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2003, in the United States, Laferty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Laferty in 1959 was 50, and 79 in 2003.

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