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Only Surname Meaning

see Onley .

Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland, 2016

Similar surnames: Onley, Conly, Bly, Ney, Nay, Ohl, Polly, Maly, Ono, Ory

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You can see how Only families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Only family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Only families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 3 Only families living in Norfolk. This was about 27% of all the recorded Only's in United Kingdom. Norfolk and 1 other county had the highest population of Only families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Only surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Only ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Only. 100% of Only women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Only. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Only census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 512 immigration records available for the last name Only. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 73,000 military records available for the last name Only. For the veterans among your Only ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Only lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Only life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Only in 1964 was 75, and 90 in 2004.

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