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Moriarty Name Meaning

Irish (Kerry): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muircheartaigh ‘descendant of Muircheartach’, a personal name composed of the elements muir ‘sea’ + ceardach ‘skilled’, i.e. ‘skilled navigator’. A Meath and Monaghan name of the same form is Anglicized as Murtagh.

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


Similar surnames: Mcbrearty, Harty, Fogarty, Merry, Mcgroarty, Moriarity, Morvant

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Moriarty Family Origin

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Moriarty Family Occupations

What did your Moriarty ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Moriarty occupation in the USA was Laborer. 20% of Moriarty's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Moriarty. A less common occupation for the Moriarty family was Keeps House.

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  • Laborer

    20%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Keeps House

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Moriarty ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Moriarty Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Moriarty Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Moriarty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Moriarty in 1944 was 59, and 75 in 2004.

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