Tarpey Family History

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Tarpey Name Meaning

Irish (Connacht and Munster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tarpaigh ‘descendant of Tarpach’, a byname originally denoting a sturdy person.

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


Similar surnames: Torpey, Carney, Torpy, Harley, Carey, Harvey, Harney, Carley, Karney

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Tarpey Family Origin

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Tarpey Family Occupations

What did your Tarpey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Tarpey. 30% of Tarpey men worked as a General Labourer and 87% of Tarpey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tarpey were Agricultural Labourer and Shop Assistant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    30%
  • Builders Labourer
    24%
  • Gravel Digger Labourer Heavy Work
    12%
  • Agricultural Labourer
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    87%
  • Brasspolisher
    5%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%
  • Shop Assistant
    3%

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

Tarpey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Tarpey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tarpey 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tarpey. 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 Tarpey. For the veterans among your Tarpey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tarpey Life Expectancy

What is the average Tarpey lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Tarpey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Tarpey in 1944 was 25, and 75 in 2004.

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