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O'kelly Surname Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceallaigh ‘descendant of Ceallach’ (see Kelly).

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


Similar surnames: O'kelley, Kelly, O'reilly, O'neill, Donnelly, O'ney, O'keefe, O'berry

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Where is the O'kelly family from?

You can see how O'kelly families moved over time by selecting different census years. The O'kelly family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most O'kelly families were found in USA in 1880. In 1901 there were 2 O'kelly families living in Dumfries-shire. This was 100% of all the recorded O'kelly's in Scotland. Dumfries-shire had the highest population of O'kelly families in 1901.
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What is the average O'kelly lifespan?

Between 1995 and 2004, in the United States, O'kelly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for O'kelly in 1995 was 61, and 65 in 2004.

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