O Reilly Family History

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O Reilly Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: O'reilly, Reilly, Mcneilly, Lilly, Neill, Tilly, Kelly, Billy, Stelly

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O Reilly Family Origin

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O Reilly Family Occupations

What did your O Reilly ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Catholic Priest, Clerk and Hotel Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by O Reilly. A less common occupation for the O Reilly family was Laborer. The most common O Reilly occupation in the USA was Catholic Priest. 6% of O Reilly's were Catholic Priests.

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  • Catholic Priest

    6%
  • Clerk

    6%
  • Hotel Keeper

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your O Reilly ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

O Reilly Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name O Reilly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, O Reilly 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 642 immigration records available for the last name O Reilly. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name O Reilly. For the veterans among your O Reilly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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O Reilly Life Expectancy

What is the average O Reilly lifespan?

Between 1978 and 2003, in the United States, O Reilly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for O Reilly in 1978 was 58, and 18 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for O Reilly

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your O Reilly ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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