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Reilly Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Reilly, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Raghailligh ‘descendant of Raghailleach’, Old Irish Roghallach, of unexplained origin.

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


Similar surnames: O'reilly, Neill, Kelly, Crilly, Reidy, Rahilly, Rella, Neally, Reily

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Reilly Family Origin

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Reilly Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    11%
  • Coal Miner

    2%
  • Dock Labourer

    2%
  • Shoemaker

    2%

In 1881, the most common Reilly occupation in the UK was Labourer. 11% of Reilly's were Labourers. Labourer, Coal Miner and Dock Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reilly. A less common occupation for the Reilly family was Shoemaker.

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Reilly Historical Records

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Reilly Life Expectancy

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