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Origins of the O'Connell surname

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We have a total number of 69132 records for people with the last name O'Connell.

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Where do most O'Connells live?

In 1921, most O'Connells lived in London.


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Interesting facts about O'Connells

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 15,700 records for the O'Connell surname. The oldest one dates back to 1840.

Who were O'Connells most likely to marry?

O Connells

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Oconnells

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What are the most common O'Connell first names?

  • John
  • Daniel
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for O'Connells

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

Common Female occupations for O'Connells in 1921
Laundress

49

Dressmaker

48

Charwoman

43

Tailoress

39

General Servant Domestic

35

Common Male occupations for O'Connells in 1921
General Labourer

101

Tailor

73

Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers

67

Dock Labourer

58

Clerks

55

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