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Tarpey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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."

Early Origins of the Tarpey family


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.

Early History of the Tarpey family


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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.

Early Notables of the Tarpey family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Tarpey family to the New World and Oceana


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 America. 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 settled in Philadelphia in 1845
  • J. Tarpey, who settled in San Francisco, California 1862
  • Martin Tarpey, who arrived at Philadelphia in 1869

Contemporary Notables of the name Tarpey (post 1700)


  • W. P. Tarpey Jr., American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Texas City, Texas, 1950 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • W. P. Tarpey Sr., American politician, Mayor of Texas City, Texas, 1911-12; Resigned 1912 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • M. F. Tarpey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1884, 1888, 1904; Member of Democratic National Committee from California, 1888 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Kaitlyn Tarpey (b. 1991), American beauty pageant titleholder, Miss Connecticut 2013
  • 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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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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