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Cahill Family History

Cahill Name Meaning
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cathail ‘descendant of Cathal’, a personal name meaning ‘powerful in battle’.

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

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221,639 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
29,036 Military Records
35,959 Immigration Records
180,779 Census and Voter Lists
196,162 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Cahill Families

  • Number of Cahill families
     481 - 960
     161 - 480
     1 - 160
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cahill families
     221 - 439
     74 - 220
     1 - 73
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cahill families
     24 - 46
     9 - 23
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Cahill Family Origin

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Cahill Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Cahill

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Cahill Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Cahill census records

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Cahill Civil War Service Records

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