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Origin and Meaning of Taliaferro

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  • According to a user from Tennessee, United States, the name Taliaferro is of Italian origin and means "Iron Cutter of Cutter of iron".
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Notable Persons Named Taliaferro

Tol Avery was an actor. He was most active from 1950 to 1974. Tol was given the name Taliaferro Ware Avery on August 28th, 1915 in Fort Worth, Texas. He passed away on August 27th, 1973.


Toliver Craig was a landowner, militia officer, farmer, and land tenure. Toliver was given the name Taliaferro Craig in 1704 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Toliver is also known as Tolliver Craig. He died in 1795.


Taliaferro was born in 1907. He breathed his last breath in 1989.


Taliaferro was born in 1811. He passed away on December 11th, 1881.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Taliaferro

Del was given the name Dorothy Louise Taliaferro on May 5th, 1921 in San Francisco. They left this life on August 27th, 2008.


Lorenzo Taliaferro is a football player for the Baltimore Ravens. His ongoing career started in 2014. Lorenzo was born on December 23rd, 1991 in Yorktown, Virginia.


William Booth Taliaferro is a military person.


Lawrence was born on February 28th, 1794. Lawrence is also known as No-Sugar-in-Your-Mouth. He died on January 22nd, 1871.


Adam was born on January 1st, 1982 in Moon Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.


George Taliaferro is a football player. George was born on January 8th, 1927 in Gates, Tennessee.


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Popularity of Taliaferro as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Taliaferro U.S.
  White 55.49% 64.26%
  African American 36.50% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.83% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.29% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.30% 16.26%

Of Last Name Taliaferro

People with the last name Taliaferro are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Taliaferro

  • How Popular is the name Taliaferro? As a last name Taliaferro was the 8,364th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Taliaferro first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Taliaferro is Thursday, September 23rd, 1875.
  • How unique is the name Taliaferro? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Taliaferro. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Taliaferro: Your name in reverse order is Orrefailat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Roaialterf. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Taliaferro? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,959 people with the last name Taliaferro.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Taliaferro? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Taliaferro as their last name.

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