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Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Tarpey originally appeared in Gaelic as O Tarpaigh, which is derived from the word "tarpach," which means "sturdy."

Tarpey Early Origins



The surname Tarpey was first found in County Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, where they were said to be descended from the ancient tribe of Erainn stock into a tribe known as the Corcu Loegde who were pushed into south west Cork area by the Eoganacht. Their neighbors were the O'Sullivans, the O'Mahoneys and the MacArthys.

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Tarpey Spelling Variations


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Tarpey Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name Tarpey revealed spelling variations, including Torpey, Tarpey, O'Tarpey and others.

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Tarpey Early History


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Tarpey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tarpey research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1877 is included under the topic Early Tarpey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tarpey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tarpey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Tarpey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North Ameri ca. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Tarpey name:

Tarpey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Tarpey who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1842
  • Thomas Tarpey, who came to Philadelphia in 1845
  • J. Tarpey, who settled in San Francisco, California 1862
  • Martin Tarpey, who arrived at Philadelphia in 1869

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tarpey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tarpey (post 1700)



  • Kaitlyn Tarpey (b. 1991), American beauty pageant titleholder, Miss Connecticut 2013
  • W. P. Tarpey Jr., American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Texas City, Texas, 1950
  • W. P. Tarpey Sr., American politician, Mayor of Texas City, Texas, 1911-12; Resigned 1912
  • M. F. Tarpey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1884, 1888, 1904; Member of Democratic National Committee from California, 1888
  • Hugh Tarpey (1821-1898), leading member of the Irish Liberal Party
  • David Tarpey, Irish kickboxer
  • Andrew Tarpey (b. 1965), former Australian rules footballer awarded the Joseph Wren Memorial Trophy in 1989

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    2. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    4. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    5. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    9. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The Tarpey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tarpey Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 8 December 2016 at 19:32.

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