Rafferty Family History
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Rafferty Name Meaning
Irish (especially Ulster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Rabhartaigh or Ó Robhartaigh (often found as Ó Raithbheartaigh) ‘descendant of Rabhartach or Robhartach’, a personal name meaning ‘flood tide’, hence ‘abundance’, ‘prosperity’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Lafferty, Halferty, Faherty, Cafferty, Raftery, Haverty, Haggerty