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Reilly Family History

Reilly Name Meaning
Irish: reduced form of O’Reilly, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Raghailligh ‘descendant of Raghailleach’, Old Irish Roghallach, of unexplained origin.

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

1,093,480 Historical Documents with Reilly on Ancestry.com
420,843 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
58,805 Military Records
88,668 Immigration Records
273,321 Census and Voter Lists
251,843 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Reilly Families

  • Number of Reilly families
     1,238 - 2,473
     413 - 1,237
     1 - 412
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Reilly families
     260 - 517
     87 - 259
     1 - 86
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Reilly families
     463 - 924
     155 - 462
     1 - 154
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Reilly census records

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Reilly Family Origin

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Reilly Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Reilly

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Reilly Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Reilly census records

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Reilly Civil War Service Records

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