Raftery Family History

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Raftery Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Reachtabhra ‘descendant of Reachtabhra’, from reacht ‘decree’.

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


Similar surnames: Rafferty, Caffery, Rafter, Cater, Water, Hattery, Batey, Mandery

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Raftery Family Origin

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Raftery Family Occupations

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  • Bricklayers Lab

    11%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Annuitant

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

In 1881, Bricklayers Lab, Agricultural Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Raftery. The most common Raftery occupation in the UK was Bricklayers Lab. 11% of Raftery's were Bricklayers Labs. A less common occupation for the Raftery family was Blacksmith.

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Raftery Historical Records

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Raftery Life Expectancy

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