Raftery Family History

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Raftery Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Reachtabhra ‘descendant of Reachtabhra’, from reacht ‘decree’.

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


Similar surnames: Rafferty, Caffery, Rafter, Cater, Water, Hattery, Batey, Mandery

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Raftery Family Origin

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Raftery Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%

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

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Raftery Historical Records

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Raftery Life Expectancy

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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