Meaning and Origin of: Rafferty
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First name origins & meanings:
- Irish : Prosperous
- Hebrew : Healed by God
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Last name origin & 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’.