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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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Where is the Tully family from?

You can see how Tully families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tully family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tully families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 23 Tully families living in New York. This was about 25% of all the recorded Tully's in USA. New York had the highest population of Tully families in 1840.
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What did your Tully ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tully. 12% of Tully men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Tully women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tully were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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
    12%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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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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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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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