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Quinley Family History

Quinley Name Meaning

English: apparently an altered form of Scottish McKinley or a shortened form of Irish McQuinnelly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coingheallaigh or Ó Coingheallaigh ‘son (or descendant) of Coingheallach’ a personal name meaning ‘faithful to pledges’. This surname is now rare in Britain.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Quigley, Quinney, Quinlan, Ginley, Guiney, Quidley, Manley, Quilty

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Where is the Quinley family from?

You can see how Quinley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Quinley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Quinley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 15 Quinley families living in London. This was about 29% of all the recorded Quinley's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Quinley families in 1891.
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What did your Quinley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Quinley. 100% of Quinley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Passenger Lists

There are 430 immigration records available for the last name Quinley. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Quinley. For the veterans among your Quinley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Quinley lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Quinley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Quinley in 1958 was 52, and 80 in 2004.

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