O'callaghan Family History

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O'callaghan Name Meaning

Irish: from Gaelic Ó Ceallacháin ‘descendant of Ceallachán’, a diminutive of the personal name Ceallach, possibly meaning ‘lover of churches’, from ceall ‘church’, or (more likely) ‘bright-headed’, from cen ‘head’ + lach ‘light’. This name was borne by a 10th-century king of Munster, from whom many present-day bearers of the surname claim descent.

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


Similar surnames: Callahan, O'callahan, Hallahan, Callanan, Callan, Colahan, Galligan

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O'callaghan Family Origin

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O'callaghan Family Occupations

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

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named O'callaghan. 4% of O'callaghan men worked as a General Labourer and 40% of O'callaghan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named O'callaghan were Joiner and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    4%
  • Builders Labourer
    2%
  • General Labourer Heavy Worker
    2%
  • Joiner
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    40%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

O'callaghan Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name O'callaghan. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name O'callaghan. For the veterans among your O'callaghan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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O'callaghan Life Expectancy

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Between 1992 and 2003, in the United States, O'callaghan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for O'callaghan in 1992 was 45, and 54 in 2003.

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