O'kelly Family History

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O'kelly Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceallaigh ‘descendant of Ceallach’ (see Kelly).

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

Similar surnames: O'kelley, Kelly, O'reilly, O'neill, Donnelly, O'ney, O'keefe, O'berry

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O'kelly Family Origin

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O'kelly Family Occupations

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

In 1939, Carpenter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named O'kelly. 3% of O'kelly men worked as a Carpenter and 33% of O'kelly women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named O'kelly were Municipal Clerk and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Carpenter
  • Clerk War Dept
  • General Labourer
  • Municipal Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Housekeeper
  • Unpaid Domestic

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

O'kelly Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name O'kelly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, O'kelly 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'kelly. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name O'kelly. For the veterans among your O'kelly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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O'kelly Life Expectancy

What is the average O'kelly lifespan?

Between 1995 and 2004, in the United States, O'kelly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for O'kelly in 1995 was 61, and 65 in 2004.

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

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