O'dea Family History

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O'dea Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh, ‘descendant of Deaghadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin. It may be a compound of deagh- ‘good’ + ádh ‘luck’, ‘fate’.

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

Similar surnames: O'dean, O'day, O'ney, O'shea, O'gara, Oden, Dea, O'rear, Odden, Gonda

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O'dea Family Origin

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O'dea Family Occupations

What did your O'dea 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'dea. 10% of O'dea men worked as a General Labourer and 34% of O'dea women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named O'dea were Builders Labourer Heavy Work and Barmaid

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Railway Linesman
  • Builders Labourer
  • Builders Labourer Heavy Work

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cook
  • Domestic Servant
  • Barmaid

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

O'dea Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name O'dea. Like a window into their day-to-day life, O'dea 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name O'dea. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name O'dea. For the veterans among your O'dea ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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O'dea Life Expectancy

What is the average O'dea lifespan?

Between 1994 and 2004, in the United States, O'dea life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for O'dea in 1994 was 60, and 54 in 2004.

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

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