Faherty Family History

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Faherty Name Meaning

Irish (Galway): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fathartaigh ‘descendant of Fathartach’, a personal name (also spelled Faghartach) meaning ‘noisy’, from a derivative of foghar ‘noise’.

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

Similar surnames: Flaherty, Fahey, Haverty, Harty, Doherty, Rafferty, Lavery, Haggerty

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Faherty Family Origin

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Faherty Family Occupations

What did your Faherty ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Builder, Income From Property and Joiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Faherty. A less common occupation for the Faherty family was Labourer. The most common Faherty occupation in the UK was Builder. 14% of Faherty's were Builders.

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  • Builder

  • Income From Property

  • Joiner

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Faherty ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Faherty Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Faherty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Faherty 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Faherty. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Faherty. For the veterans among your Faherty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Faherty Life Expectancy

What is the average Faherty lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Faherty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Faherty in 1962 was 74, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Faherty

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Faherty 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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