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Begley Family History

Begley Name Meaning
Irish (Donegal): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Beaglaoich ‘descendant of Beaglaoch’, a personal name composed of the elements beag ‘small’ + laoch ‘hero’.Possibly an altered spelling of German Böckle or Swiss Böckli, variants of Bock or of Böckler, an occupational name for a buckle maker or carrier, Middle Low German bokeler.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Begley Families

  • Number of Begley families
     89 - 176
     30 - 88
     1 - 29
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Begley families
     46 - 89
     16 - 45
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Begley families
     68 - 133
     23 - 67
     1 - 22
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Begley Family Origin

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Begley Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Begley

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Begley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Begley Civil War Service Records

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