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O'sullivan Name Meaning

Irish (Munster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Súileabháin ‘descendant of Súileabháin’ (see Sullivan).

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


Similar surnames: Sullivan, O'halloran, Cullinan, Culligan, Hallinan, Halligan

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You can see how O'sullivan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The O'sullivan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most O'sullivan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 8 O'sullivan families living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded O'sullivan's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of O'sullivan families in 1891.
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What is the average O'sullivan lifespan?

Between 1992 and 2004, in the United States, O'sullivan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for O'sullivan in 1992 was 23, and 68 in 2004.

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