O'neill Family History

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O'neill Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Néill ‘descendant of Niall’ (see Neill).

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


Similar surnames: Neill, O'reilly, Mcneil, O'kelly, Oswell, Neil, O'neall, Neild, Neils

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O'neill Family Origin

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O'neill Family Occupations

What did your O'neill ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by O'neill. A less common occupation for the O'neill family was Carpenter. The most common O'neill occupation in the USA was Laborer. 14% of O'neill's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    14%
  • Farmer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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

O'neill Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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O'neill Life Expectancy

What is the average O'neill lifespan?

Between 1981 and 2004, in the United States, O'neill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for O'neill in 1981 was 74, and 52 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for O'neill

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your O'neill 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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