Connolly Family History

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Connolly Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Conghaile ‘descendant of Conghal’, a name meaning ‘hound valiant’ or of Ó Conghalaigh ‘descendant of Conghalach’, a derivative of Conghal; the two surnames have long been confused. Another possible origin is the West Cork name Mac Coingheallaigh (or Ó Coingheallaigh) ‘son (or ‘descendant’) of Coingheallach’, a personal name meaning ‘faithful to pledges’.

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

Similar surnames: Donnelly, Conroy, Cooley, Hennelly, Connon, Connor, Munnelly

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Connolly Family Origin

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Connolly Family Occupations

What did your Connolly ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Connolly. 13% of Connolly men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Connolly women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Connolly were Farmer and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper

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

Connolly Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 224,000 census records available for the last name Connolly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Connolly census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 76,000 immigration records available for the last name Connolly. 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 Card

There are 51,000 military records available for the last name Connolly. For the veterans among your Connolly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Connolly Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Connolly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Connolly in 1940 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

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