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Taaffe Name Meaning

Irish (of Welsh origin; chiefly Louth): topographic name from the River Taff (Glamorgan) or the River Taf (Pembrokeshire). The river names are Celtic or pre-Celtic in origin and may mean ‘dark’ or ‘stream’. It may also derive from a pet form of the Welsh personal name Dafydd the Welsh form of David although this derivation is highly improbable.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Taffe, Teaff, Taake, Tagge, Taffet, Gaffey, Tade, Daane, Tarte

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Where is the Taaffe family from?

You can see how Taaffe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Taaffe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Taaffe families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Taaffe family living in Arkansas. This was about 50% of all the recorded Taaffe's in USA. Arkansas and 1 other state had the highest population of Taaffe families in 1840.
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What did your Taaffe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Taaffe. 45% of Taaffe men worked as a Clerk and 48% of Taaffe women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Taaffe were Farmer and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    45%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Farmer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    48%
  • Teacher
    18%
  • Womans Editor
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Taaffe. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Taaffe. For the veterans among your Taaffe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Taaffe lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Taaffe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Taaffe in 1943 was 52, and 92 in 2004.

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