Relihan Family History

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Relihan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Roileacháin ‘descendant of Roileachán’, probably a diminutive of the unexplained personal name Roghallach.

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

Similar surnames: Redican, Renehan, Teahan, Regan, Whelihan, Deehan, Milian, Breihan

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Relihan Family Origin

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Relihan Family Occupations

What did your Relihan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Relihan family was Farmer And Physician. The most common Relihan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Relihan's were Farmers. Farmer, Day Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Relihan.

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  • Farmer

  • Day Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farmer And Physician


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Relihan Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Relihan Life Expectancy

What is the average Relihan lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Relihan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Relihan in 1943 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

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