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

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Rafferty Family Origin

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Rafferty Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    17%
  • Farmer

    16%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Keeps House

    2%

In 1880, the most common Rafferty occupation in the USA was Laborer. 17% of Rafferty's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rafferty. A less common occupation for the Rafferty family was Keeps House.

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Rafferty Historical Records

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Rafferty Life Expectancy

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