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Quinlan Family History

Quinlan Name Meaning

reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Caoindealbháin ‘descendant of Caoindealbhán’, a personal name composed of the elements caoin ‘comely’, ‘fair’ + dealbh ‘form’ + the diminutive suffix -án. reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Conalláin ‘descendant of Conallán’, a personal name representing a diminutive of Conall (see Connell).

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


Similar surnames: Guinan, Quinley, Mcquillan, Quinn, Duncan, Queenan, Quillan, Quillman

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Where is the Quinlan family from?

You can see how Quinlan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Quinlan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Quinlan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 275 Quinlan families living in London. This was about 39% of all the recorded Quinlan's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Quinlan families in 1891.
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What did your Quinlan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Quinlan. 26% of Quinlan men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Quinlan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Quinlan were Nil and Cotton Weaver. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    26%
  • Builders Labourer
    16%
  • Retired
    10%
  • Nil
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    76%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Cotton Weaver
    2%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Quinlan. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Quinlan. For the veterans among your Quinlan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Quinlan lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Quinlan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Quinlan in 1942 was 20, and 72 in 2004.

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