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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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You can see how O'leary families moved over time by selecting different census years. The O'leary family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most O'leary families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 O'leary family living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded O'leary's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of O'leary families in 1891.
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Between 1986 and 2004, in the United States, O'leary life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for O'leary in 1986 was 63, and 68 in 2004.

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