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Connelly Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Connolly .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Connely, Connally, Conneely, Connerly, Connealy, Connelley, Conolly

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Where is the Connelly family from?

You can see how Connelly families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Connelly family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Connelly families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 34 Connelly families living in New York. This was about 15% of all the recorded Connelly's in USA. New York had the highest population of Connelly families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Connelly surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Connelly ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Connelly. 14% of Connelly men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Connelly women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Connelly were Clerk and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

There are 203,000 census records available for the last name Connelly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Connelly census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 39,000 immigration records available for the last name Connelly. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 38,000 military records available for the last name Connelly. For the veterans among your Connelly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Connelly lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Connelly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Connelly in 1940 was 57, and 76 in 2004.

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