Flaherty Family History

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Flaherty Name Meaning

Irish (Connacht): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Flaithbheartaigh ‘descendant of Flaithbheartach’, a byname meaning ‘generous’, ‘hospitable’ (from flaith(eamh) ‘prince’, ‘ruler’ + beartach ‘acting’, ‘behaving’).

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


Similar surnames: Faherty, O'flaherty, Lafferty, Cloherty, Lavery, Flannery, Doherty

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Flaherty Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Flaherty name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Flaherty. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland

    46%

  • England & Wales

    29%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

  • France

    3%

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Flaherty Family Origin

Where is the Flaherty family from?

Flaherty Family Occupations

What did your Flaherty ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Flaherty family was Servant. The most common Flaherty occupation in Canada was Farmer. 32% of Flaherty's were Farmers. Farmer, Going To School and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Flaherty.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Going To School

    10%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Servant

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Flaherty ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Flaherty Historical Records

What Flaherty family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 111,000 census records available for the last name Flaherty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Flaherty census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Flaherty. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 24,000 military records available for the last name Flaherty. For the veterans among your Flaherty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Flaherty Life Expectancy

What is the average Flaherty lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Flaherty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Flaherty in 1944 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Flaherty

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Flaherty ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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