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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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Where is the Tata family from?

You can see how Tata families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tata family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Tata families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Tata families living in New Brunswick. This was about 40% of all the recorded Tata's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Tata families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tata surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and 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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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    30%
  • New Worker
    8%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Foreman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    28%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Assembler
    19%
  • Machine Operator
    19%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Tata lifespan?

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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