Tarrant Family History

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Tarrant Name Meaning

English (southern): topographic name for someone living on the banks of the Tarrant river in Dorset, of which the name is of the same origin as Trent. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Toráin (see Torrens).

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

Similar surnames: Toran, Tallant, Trant, Sarratt, Farrand, Taranto, Farran, Largent

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Tarrant Family Origin

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Tarrant Family Occupations

What did your Tarrant ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Tarrant occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 3% of Tarrant's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tarrant. A less common occupation for the Tarrant family was Bricklayer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Bricklayer


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

Tarrant Historical Records

What Tarrant family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 73,000 census records available for the last name Tarrant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tarrant 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Tarrant. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Tarrant. For the veterans among your Tarrant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tarrant Life Expectancy

What is the average Tarrant lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Tarrant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Tarrant in 1951 was 57, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tarrant

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tarrant 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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