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Tighe Family History

Tighe Surname Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Taidhg ‘descendant of Tadhg’ a byname meaning ‘bard poet’ ‘philosopher’. Compare McTigue and Scottish Gaelic McCaig which is from the same word lenited.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Mctighe, Tine, Tice, Tite, Tagge, Tigges, Righi, Piche, Tache, Figge

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Where is the Tighe family from?

You can see how Tighe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tighe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tighe families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 110 Tighe families living in Ontario. This was about 80% of all the recorded Tighe's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Tighe families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tighe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tighe ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Tighe. 46% of Tighe men worked as a Farmer and 37% of Tighe women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tighe were Teamster and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
    46%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Teamster
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
    37%
  • Nurse
    28%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Clerk
    19%
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Census Records

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Tighe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tighe 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Tighe. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Tighe. For the veterans among your Tighe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tighe lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Tighe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Tighe in 1950 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

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