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Sullivan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Sullivan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Súileabháin ‘descendant of Súileabhán’, a personal name composed of the elements súil ‘eye’ + dubh ‘black’, ‘dark’ + the diminutive suffix -án.

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


Similar surnames: Hallinan, Gallivan, O'sullivan, Cullinan, Galligan, Culligan

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Sullivan Family Origin

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Sullivan Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    11%
  • Tailor

    2%
  • Laborer

    2%
  • Laundress

    2%

In 1881, the most common Sullivan occupation in the UK was Labourer. 11% of Sullivan's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Sullivan family was Laundress. Labourer, Tailor and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sullivan.

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Sullivan Historical Records

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Sullivan Life Expectancy

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)

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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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