O'dea Family History

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O'dea Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh, ‘descendant of Deaghadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin. It may be a compound of deagh- ‘good’ + ádh ‘luck’, ‘fate’.

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

Similar surnames: O'dean, O'day, O'ney, O'shea, O'gara, Oden, Dea, O'rear, Odden, Gonda

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O'dea Family Origin

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O'dea Family Occupations

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

In 1880, a less common occupation for the O'dea family was Blacksmith. Laborer, Farmer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by O'dea. The most common O'dea occupation in the USA was Laborer. 20% of O'dea's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Tailor

  • Blacksmith


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

O'dea Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name O'dea. Like a window into their day-to-day life, O'dea 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name O'dea. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name O'dea. For the veterans among your O'dea ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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O'dea Life Expectancy

What is the average O'dea lifespan?

Between 1994 and 2004, in the United States, O'dea life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for O'dea in 1994 was 60, and 54 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your O'dea 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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