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Origins of the Tait surname

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About the Taits

We have a total number of 85305 records for people with the last name Tait.

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Where do most Taits live?

In 1921, most Taits lived in North East.


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Interesting facts about Taits

How common is your surname?

781st most common surname in the UK

We have 68,700 records for the Tait surname. The oldest one dates back to 1595.

Who were Taits most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

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What are the most common Tait first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Margaret
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Taits

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Taits in 1921
Dressmaker

358

F S

287

Domestic Servant

286

Housekeeper

234

Knitter

212

Common Male occupations for Taits in 1921
Fisherman

411

Coal Miner

348

Shepherd

280

Joiner

279

Tailor

247

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