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O'donnell Name Meaning

Irish (Donegal, Munster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Domhnaill ‘descendant of Domhnall’ (see McDonnell). This name is borne by several different Irish families.

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

Similar surnames: O'connell, Mcdonnell, Mcconnell, Donnelly, O'farrell, Mcdowell

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You can see how O'donnell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The O'donnell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most O'donnell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 1,029 O'donnell families living in New York. This was about 17% of all the recorded O'donnell's in USA. New York had the highest population of O'donnell families in 1880.
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Between 1979 and 2004, in the United States, O'donnell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for O'donnell in 1979 was 62, and 65 in 2004.

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