Spillane Family History

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Spillane Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form O’Spillane, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Spealáin or ‘descendant of Spealán’, a personal name representing a diminutive of speal ‘scythe’. Compare Smullen. In some cases the name may be a reduced Anglicized form of Mac Spealáin ‘son of Spealán’.

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


Similar surnames: Spellacy, Scallan, Pille, Splane, Spille, Spillman, Slane, Pilling

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Spillane Family Origin

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Spillane Family Occupations

What did your Spillane ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Spillane family was Bootmaker. Labourer, Tailor and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spillane. The most common Spillane occupation in the UK was Labourer. 7% of Spillane's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

    7%
  • Tailor

    7%
  • Baker

    3%
  • Bootmaker

    3%

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

Spillane Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Spillane. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spillane 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Spillane. 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 Spillane. For the veterans among your Spillane ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spillane Life Expectancy

What is the average Spillane lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Spillane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Spillane in 1953 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spillane

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Spillane 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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