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Quigley Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coigligh ‘descendant of Coigleach’ a byname apparently representing a simplified form of coigealach ‘like a distaff untidy person’.

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


Similar surnames: Quinley, Quinney, Quinlan, Quilty, Quidley, Shigley, Quillen, Curley

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Where is the Quigley family from?

You can see how Quigley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Quigley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Quigley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 50 Quigley families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 29% of all the recorded Quigley's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Quigley families in 1840.
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What did your Quigley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Quigley. 13% of Quigley men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Quigley women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Quigley were Clerk and Housewife. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    13%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Passenger Lists

There are 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Quigley. 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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There are 25,000 military records available for the last name Quigley. For the veterans among your Quigley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Quigley lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Quigley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Quigley in 1943 was 36, and 78 in 2004.

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