Sully Family History

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Sully Name Meaning

French: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Calvados, Loiret, and Oise. The first of these is recorded in 1180 as Silleium, from the Gallo-Roman personal name Silius or Cilius + the Latin locative suffix -acum. The others are from a personal name Sol(l)ius + -acum. Southern English: of uncertain origin; possibly a habitational name imported from France and so identical with 1, or alternatively a variant of Sulley. It may also be from the parish of Sully in Glamorgan, Wales, so called either from Old Norse sul ‘cleft’ + ey ‘island’ or from the Norman family name de Sulley (as in 1), which is recorded in Glamorgan in the 12th century.

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

Similar surnames: Tilly, Billy, Lilly, Sulla, Tully, Dally, Pulley, Sullo, Gulley

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Sully Family Origin

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Sully Family Occupations

What did your Sully ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Sully family was Annuitant. The most common Sully occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Sully's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sully.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Baker

  • Annuitant


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Sully Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Sully. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sully 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Sully. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Sully. For the veterans among your Sully ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sully Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Sully life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Sully in 1963 was 62, and 75 in 2004.

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