O'connor Family History

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O'connor Name Meaning

Irish (Derry, Connacht, Munster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Conchobhair ‘descendant of Conchobhar’, a personal name which is said to have begun as Cú Chobhair, from cú ‘hound’ (genitive con) + cobhar ‘desiring’, i.e. ‘hound of desire’. Present-day bearers of the surname claim descent from a 10th-century king of Connacht of this name. In Irish legend, Conchobhar was a king of Ulster who lived at around the time of Christ and who adopted the youthful Cú Chulainn.

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


Similar surnames: O'connell, Connor, O'bannon, Conroy, Connon, Mcconnon, Cranor

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O'connor Family Origin

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O'connor Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    6%
  • Tailor

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    2%
  • Charwoman

    2%

In 1881, Labourer, Tailor and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by O'connor. A less common occupation for the O'connor family was Charwoman. The most common O'connor occupation in the UK was Labourer. 6% of O'connor's were Labourers.

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