O'melia Family History

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O'melia Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Máille (see O’Malley).

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

Similar surnames: O'mara, O'dea, O'kelly, Melia, O'maley, O'meara, Meara, Cornelia

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O'melia Family Origin

Where is the O'melia family from?

O'melia Family Occupations

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

In 1881, the most common O'melia occupation in the UK was Hawker. 22% of O'melia's were Hawkers. Hawker, Labourer and Box Makers Op (Wb) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by O'melia. A less common occupation for the O'melia family was Dock Labourer.

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  • Hawker

  • Labourer

  • Box Makers Op (Wb)

  • Dock Labourer


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

O'melia Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name O'melia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, O'melia 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 678 immigration records available for the last name O'melia. 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 995 military records available for the last name O'melia. For the veterans among your O'melia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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O'melia Life Expectancy

What is the average O'melia lifespan?

Average O'melia life expectancy in 2003 was 62 years. This was lower than the general public life expectancy which was 74.

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

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your O'melia 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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