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Relihan Family History

Relihan Name Meaning
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Roileacháin ‘descendant of Roileachán’, probably a diminutive of the unexplained personal name Roghallach.

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

9,665 Historical Documents with Relihan on Ancestry.com
3,733 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
327 Military Records
442 Immigration Records
2,493 Census and Voter Lists
2,670 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Relihan Families

  • Number of Relihan families
     10 - 18
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Relihan families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Relihan families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Relihan Family Origin

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Relihan Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Relihan

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Relihan Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Military Service by Relihan

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