Rafferty Name Meaning

Irish (especially Ulster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Rabhartaigh or Ó Robhartaigh (often found as Ó Raithbheartaigh) ‘descendant of Rabhartach or Robhartach’, a personal name meaning ‘flood tide’, hence ‘abundance’, ‘prosperity’.

List of People with Surname Rafferty

According to our database, there are a total of 2,867 people with the surname Rafferty. Among these people surnamed Rafferty, there are about 496 distinct names, with an average of 5 people who have the same name. Mary Rafferty, Michael Rafferty and Richard Rafferty are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Rafferty, with 45, 45 and 41 people respectively.

Besides that, we found that New York has the largest number of people surnamed Rafferty, with a total of 369 people, and there are a total of 195 distinct names among these people. California is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Rafferty, with a total of 248 people and an average of 170 distinct names.