Tata Family History

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Tata Name Meaning

Italian: from the Germanic personal name Tata, Tada. Indian (Gujarat and Bombay city): Parsi name, probably from Gujarati tat ‘father’ (Sanskrit tata). Albanian and Greek (Tatas): nickname from Albanian tatë ‘father’, ‘daddy’. Turkish and Greek: nickname for a stammerer, from Turkish and Arabic ta’ta’ ‘stammer’. Polish: nickname from Polish tata ‘papa’, ‘daddy’.

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

Similar surnames: Tatar, Tara, Kata, Lata, Bata, Tate, Kara, Fata, Lala, Topa

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Tata Family Origin

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Tata Family Occupations

What did your Tata ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tata. 30% of Tata men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Tata women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tata were Foreman and Machine Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • New Worker
  • Farmer
  • Foreman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
  • Stenographer
  • Assembler
  • Machine Operator

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

Tata Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Tata. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tata 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tata. 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 645 military records available for the last name Tata. For the veterans among your Tata ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tata Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Tata life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Tata in 1962 was 67, and 69 in 2004.

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