O'leary Family History

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O'leary Name Meaning

Irish (Munster): Americanized form of Ó Laoghaire ‘descendant of Laoghaire’, a byname originally meaning ‘keeper of the calves’, from laogh ‘calf’. This was the name of a 5th-century king of Ireland.

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


Similar surnames: Leary, O'berry, O'hearn, Cleary, O'barr, Geary, O'hara, O'gara, O'dea

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O'leary Family Origin

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O'leary Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    9%
  • Tailor

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Laundress

    3%

In 1881, Labourer, Tailor and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by O'leary. A less common occupation for the O'leary family was Laundress. The most common O'leary occupation in the UK was Labourer. 9% of O'leary's were Labourers.

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O'leary Historical Records

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O'leary Life Expectancy

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