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O'mara Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meadhra ‘descendant of Meadhair’ a personal name derived from meadhair ‘mirth’.

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

Similar surnames: O'gara, O'hara, O'hare, O'mary, Mara, O'barr, Omar, Kara, Simar

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Where is the O'mara family from?

You can see how O'mara families moved over time by selecting different census years. The O'mara family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most O'mara families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 193 O'mara families living in New York. This was about 26% of all the recorded O'mara's in USA. New York had the highest population of O'mara families in 1880.
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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name O'mara. For the veterans among your O'mara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average O'mara lifespan?

Between 1991 and 2004, in the United States, O'mara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for O'mara in 1991 was 74, and 56 in 2004.

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