Tait Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: nickname for a cheerful person, from Old Norse teitr ‘cheerful’, ‘gay’. This surname is quite distinct in origin from Tate.

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


Similar surnames: Taitt, Taite, Tart, Taft, Hait, Pait, Hain, Cain, Want, Gatt

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Tait Family Origin

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Tait Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, the most common Tait occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Tait's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Tait family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tait.

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Tait Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, Tait life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Tait in 1947 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tait

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