Quinlan Family History

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Quinlan Name Meaning

reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Caoindealbháin ‘descendant of Caoindealbhán’, a personal name composed of the elements caoin ‘comely’, ‘fair’ + dealbh ‘form’ + the diminutive suffix -án. reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Conalláin ‘descendant of Conallán’, a personal name representing a diminutive of Conall (see Connell).

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


Similar surnames: Guinan, Quinley, Mcquillan, Quinn, Duncan, Queenan, Quillan, Quillman

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Quinlan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Quinlan name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Quinlan. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland

    38%

  • England & Wales

    34%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

  • Norway

    3%

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Quinlan Family Origin

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Quinlan Family Occupations

What did your Quinlan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Quinlan family was Blacksmith. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Quinlan. The most common Quinlan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 18% of Quinlan's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    18%
  • Farmer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

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

Quinlan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 95,000 census records available for the last name Quinlan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Quinlan 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Quinlan. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Quinlan. For the veterans among your Quinlan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Quinlan Life Expectancy

What is the average Quinlan lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Quinlan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Quinlan in 1942 was 20, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Quinlan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Quinlan 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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