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Sullivan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Sullivan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Súileabháin ‘descendant of Súileabhán’, a personal name composed of the elements súil ‘eye’ + dubh ‘black’, ‘dark’ + the diminutive suffix -án.

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


Similar surnames: Hallinan, Gallivan, O'sullivan, Cullinan, Galligan, Culligan

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Sullivan Family Origin

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Sullivan Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Sullivan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 21% of Sullivan's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sullivan. A less common occupation for the Sullivan family was Keeps House.

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  • Laborer

    21%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Keeps House

    2%

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Sullivan Historical Records

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Sullivan Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Sullivan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Sullivan in 1940 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

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United States

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