Conlan Family History

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Conlan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Conalláin or Ó Caoindealbháin (see Quinlan).

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

Similar surnames: Conlon, Conran, Callan, Moylan, Folan, Finlan, Mongan, Nolan, Ronan

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Conlan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Conlan name?

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

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


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Conlan Family Origin

Where is the Conlan family from?

Conlan Family Occupations

What did your Conlan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Housekeeper and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Conlan. A less common occupation for the Conlan family was Laundress. The most common Conlan occupation in the UK was Labourer. 11% of Conlan's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

  • Housekeeper

  • Tailor

  • Laundress


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

Conlan Historical Records

What Conlan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Conlan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Conlan 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Conlan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Conlan. For the veterans among your Conlan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Conlan Life Expectancy

What is the average Conlan lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Conlan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Conlan in 1952 was 47, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Conlan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Conlan 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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