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 Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    9%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Baker

    2%
  • Annuitant

    2%

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

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Between 1963 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sully

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