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Lafferty Name Meaning

Irish (mainly northern Ireland): reduced 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’. 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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Lafferty Family Origin

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Lafferty Family Occupations

What did your Lafferty ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Lafferty occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Lafferty's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lafferty. A less common occupation for the Lafferty family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Lafferty Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lafferty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lafferty census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Lafferty Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lafferty ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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