Rafferty Surname History
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Rafferty Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
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The nationality of Rafferty is often very difficult to determine because regional boundaries change over time, making the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of Rafferty may be in dispute depending on whether the family name came in to being organically and independently in different locales; for example, in the case of last names that are based on a craft, which can come into being in multiple countries independently (such as the surname "Fisher" which was given to fishermen).
Rafferty Meaning & Etymology
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The meaning of Rafferty come may come from a profession, such as the name "Baker" which refers to the craft of baker. Some of these trade-based surnames can be a profession in another language. Because of this it is good to understand the nationality of a name, and the languages used by its progenitors. Many names like Rafferty come from religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, the Quran, and so forth. Often these names relate to a religious expression such as "Favored of God".
Rafferty Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
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In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Rafferty were written down based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in court, church, and government records. This could have led to misspellings of Rafferty. Family names like Rafferty vary in how they're written as they travel across villages, family unions, and countries over time. Researching spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Rafferty family name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name.
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Rafferty Family Tree
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- Elizabeth Jane Rafferty 1849 - ?
- Elizabeth Rafferty
- Thelma Rafferty
- Richard Rafferty
- Mildridge Rafferty Herndon
- Patricia Colleen Rafferty Hutchinson
- Polly Rafferty
- Betsy Ann Rafferty
- Hardeman Rafferty
- Dorothy Dolly Rafferty