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Origins of the Connolly surname

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About the Connollys

We have a total number of 91466 records for people with the last name Connolly.

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Where do most Connollys live?

In 1921, most Connollys lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Connollys

How common is your surname?

788th most common surname in the UK

We have 34,000 records for the Connolly surname. The oldest one dates back to 1775.

Who were Connollys most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Connolly first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Connollys

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Connollys in 1921


Domestic Servant




Cotton Weaver




Common Male occupations for Connollys in 1921
General Labourer


Coal Miner


Dock Labourer






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