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Lafferty Name Meaning

Irish (mainly northern Ireland): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fhlaithbheartaigh or Mac Fhlaithbheartaigh ‘descendant (or ‘son’) of Flaithbheartach’ a personal name composed of the elements flaith ‘prince ruler’ + beartach ‘doer of valiant deeds’. The internal consonant cluster -thbh- of the Irish name is variously realized as f v or h. See also Flaherty .

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


Similar surnames: Rafferty, Mclafferty, Halferty, Mccafferty, Flaherty, Cafferty

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Where is the Lafferty family from?

You can see how Lafferty families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lafferty family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lafferty families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 50 Lafferty families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 36% of all the recorded Lafferty's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Lafferty families in 1840.
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What did your Lafferty ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lafferty. 16% of Lafferty men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Lafferty women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lafferty were Clerk and Housewife. .

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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
    16%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Lafferty. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Lafferty. For the veterans among your Lafferty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lafferty lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Lafferty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Lafferty in 1943 was 28, and 73 in 2004.

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