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Tarbet Family History

Tarbet Surname Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from one or more places called with Gaelic tairbeart ‘narrow isthmus portage’ such as Tarbat (Ross and Cromarty). English (Lancashire): variant of Torbet .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Garret, Arber, Tarte, Tarbox, Tarbert, Karber, Torbett, Harben, Tabet

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Where is the Tarbet family from?

You can see how Tarbet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tarbet family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tarbet families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 26 Tarbet families living in Durham. This was about 20% of all the recorded Tarbet's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Tarbet families in 1891.
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What did your Tarbet ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Tarbet. 76% of Tarbet women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    76%
  • Incapacitated
    10%
  • Apartment Housekeeper
    5%
  • School Teacher
    5%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Tarbet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tarbet census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 887 immigration records available for the last name Tarbet. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 984 military records available for the last name Tarbet. For the veterans among your Tarbet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tarbet lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Tarbet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Tarbet in 1960 was 48, and 86 in 2004.

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