Kilroy Family History

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Kilroy Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Ruaidh ‘son of the red-haired lad’. Compare Roy 1.

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


Similar surnames: Gilroy, Kilday, Milloy, Gilboy, Mulroy, Kirby, Kielty, Milroy, Kildow

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Kilroy Family Origin

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Kilroy Family Occupations

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  • Dock Labourer

    4%
  • Fishmonger

    4%
  • Bricklayers Labourer

    2%
  • Charwoman

    2%

In 1881, Dock Labourer, Fishmonger and Bricklayers Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kilroy. A less common occupation for the Kilroy family was Charwoman. The most common Kilroy occupation in the UK was Dock Labourer. 4% of Kilroy's were Dock Labourers.

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Kilroy Historical Records

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Kilroy Life Expectancy

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