O'kelley Family History

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O'kelley Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceallaigh ‘descendant of Ceallach’ (see Kelly). This is the name of several Irish families, in Cork and counties Derry and Sligo.

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


Similar surnames: O'kelly, Kelly, O'reilly, Keeley, O'keefe, O'malley, Mckelvey, Melley

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O'kelley Family Origin

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O'kelley Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the O'kelley family was Laborer. The most common O'kelley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of O'kelley's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by O'kelley.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Farming

    9%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%

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O'kelley Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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O'kelley Life Expectancy

What is the average O'kelley lifespan?

Between 1997 and 2003, in the United States, O'kelley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for O'kelley in 1997 was 53, and 58 in 2003.

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