Tully Family History

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Tully Name Meaning

Irish (Ulster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Taithligh ‘descendant of Taithleach’, a byname meaning ‘quiet’, ‘peaceable’. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maol Tuile ‘descendant of the devotee of the will of God’ (from toil ‘will of God’). Scottish: habitational name from any of various places called Tullo in eastern Scotland.

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

Similar surnames: Cully, Tilly, Sully, Talty, Toll, Tally, Tullo, Scully, Lilly, Billy

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Tully Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Tully name?

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

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Tully Family Origin

Where is the Tully family from?

Tully Family Occupations

What did your Tully ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Tully family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tully. The most common Tully occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Tully's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Tully Historical Records

What Tully family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 87,000 census records available for the last name Tully. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tully 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Tully. 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 Tully. For the veterans among your Tully ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tully Life Expectancy

What is the average Tully lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Tully life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Tully in 1941 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tully 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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