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Fogarty Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fógartaigh ‘son of Fógartach’ a personal name from fógartha ‘proclaimed banished outlawed’. It is sometimes Anglicized as Howard .

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

Similar surnames: Hogarty, Roarty, Gogerty, Faherty, Moriarty, Harty, Doherty, Mcgarity

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Where is the Fogarty family from?

You can see how Fogarty families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fogarty family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fogarty families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 81 Fogarty families living in Ontario. This was about 40% of all the recorded Fogarty's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Fogarty families in 1911.
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What did your Fogarty ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Fogarty. 29% of Fogarty men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Fogarty women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fogarty were Salesman and Domestic. .

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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 1921

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Nurse
  • Domestic
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Census Records

There are 75,000 census records available for the last name Fogarty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fogarty census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Fogarty. 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 Cards

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Fogarty. For the veterans among your Fogarty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fogarty lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Fogarty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Fogarty in 1941 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

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