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Spillane Family History

Spillane Name Meaning
Irish: reduced form O’Spillane, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Spealáin or ‘descendant of Spealán’, a personal name representing a diminutive of speal ‘scythe’. Compare Smullen. In some cases the name may be a reduced Anglicized form of Mac Spealáin ‘son of Spealán’.

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

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33,648 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,870 Military Records
5,722 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Spillane Families

  • Number of Spillane families
     52 - 102
     18 - 51
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Spillane families
     40 - 78
     14 - 39
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Spillane families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Spillane Family Origin

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Spillane Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Spillane

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Spillane Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Spillane Civil War Service Records

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