Cullivan Family History

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Cullivan Name Meaning

Irish: of uncertain derivation. Woulfe traces it to Mac Conluain, earlier Mac Aluain, neither of which would account for the v; it could perhaps be a variant of Ó Cuileamhain, a Leinster name, usually Americanized as Culloon.

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

Similar surnames: Culligan, Sullivan, Culliton, Callan, Silliman, Calligan, Cullin

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Cullivan Family Origin

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Cullivan Family Occupations

What did your Cullivan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Housekeeper and Plasterers Labourer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Cullivan. The most common Cullivan occupation in the UK was Housekeeper. 50% of Cullivan's were Housekeepers.

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  • Housekeeper

  • Plasterers Labourer


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Cullivan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cullivan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cullivan 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cullivan. 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 525 military records available for the last name Cullivan. For the veterans among your Cullivan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cullivan Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2003, in the United States, Cullivan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Cullivan in 1960 was 59, and 75 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cullivan 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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