Oleary Family History

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Oleary Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: O'leary, Cleary, Leary, Fleury, Geary, Lear, Clear, Overy, Lary

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Oleary Family Origin

Where is the Oleary family from?

Oleary Family Occupations

What did your Oleary 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 Oleary. 8% of Oleary men worked as a General Labourer and 49% of Oleary women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oleary were Boat Trimmer Shipping H Worker and Retired

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Carpenter
  • Billiards Table Mechanic
  • Boat Trimmer Shipping H Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Confectionary Packe
  • Housekeeper
  • Retired

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

Oleary Historical Records

What Oleary family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 160,000 census records available for the last name Oleary. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oleary census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Oleary

Passenger List

There are 31,000 immigration records available for the last name Oleary. 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 30,000 military records available for the last name Oleary. For the veterans among your Oleary ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oleary Life Expectancy

What is the average Oleary lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Oleary life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Oleary in 1940 was 37, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oleary

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oleary 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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