O'bryan Family History

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O'bryan Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of O’Brien.

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

Similar surnames: O'brian, O'bryant, O'bryon, O'brion, O'briant, O'ryan, Bryan, Brian

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O'bryan Family Origin

Where is the O'bryan family from?

O'bryan Family Occupations

What did your O'bryan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common O'bryan occupation in the UK was Labourer. 13% of O'bryan's were Labourers. Labourer, Boot Maker and Brush Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by O'bryan. A less common occupation for the O'bryan family was Carpenter.

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  • Labourer

  • Boot Maker

  • Brush Maker

  • Carpenter


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

O'bryan Historical Records

What O'bryan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name O'bryan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, O'bryan 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name O'bryan. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name O'bryan. For the veterans among your O'bryan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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O'bryan Life Expectancy

What is the average O'bryan lifespan?

Between 1987 and 2004, in the United States, O'bryan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for O'bryan in 1987 was 85, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for O'bryan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your O'bryan 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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