Quinley Family History

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Quinley Name Meaning

Apparently an altered form of Scottish McKinley or a reduced form of Irish (Mc)Quinnelly, Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coingheallaigh or Ó Coingheallaigh ‘son (or descendant) of Coingheallach’, a personal name meaning ‘faithful to pledges’.

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

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

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Quinley Family Origin

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Quinley Family Occupations

What did your Quinley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Quinley occupation in the UK was Certificated Teacher Schoolmaster. 50% of Quinley's were Certificated Teacher Schoolmasters. Certificated Teacher Schoolmaster and Lodging Housekeeper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Quinley.

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  • Certificated Teacher Schoolmaster

  • Lodging Housekeeper


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

Quinley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Quinley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Quinley 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 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 Card

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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Quinley Life Expectancy

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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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Quinley 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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