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O'kelley Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceallaigh ‘descendant of Ceallach’ (see Kelly). This is the name of several Irish families, in Cork and counties Derry and Sligo.

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

Similar surnames: O'kelly, Kelly, O'reilly, Keeley, O'keefe, O'malley, Mckelvey, Melley

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You can see how O'kelley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The O'kelley family name was found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 35 O'kelley families living in Georgia. This was about 30% of all the recorded O'kelley's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of O'kelley families in 1880.
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What is the average O'kelley lifespan?

Between 1997 and 2003, in the United States, O'kelley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for O'kelley in 1997 was 53, and 58 in 2003.

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