Tafferty Family History

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Tafferty Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Lafferty, Rafferty, Cafferty, Taffet, Halferty, Caffery, Laferty

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Tafferty Family Origin

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Tafferty Family Occupations

What did your Tafferty ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farm and Designer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tafferty. 25% of Tafferty men worked as a Farm and 50% of Tafferty women worked as a Designer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tafferty were Supertendent and Gardner

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farm
  • Farmer
  • Gardner
  • Supertendent

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Designer
  • Gardner

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

Tafferty Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 150 census records available for the last name Tafferty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tafferty 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 10 immigration records available for the last name Tafferty. 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 9 military records available for the last name Tafferty. For the veterans among your Tafferty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tafferty Life Expectancy

What is the average Tafferty lifespan?

Average Tafferty life expectancy in 1980 was 63 years. This was lower than the general public life expectancy which was 71.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tafferty

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tafferty 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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