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Origins of the Oconnell surname

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About the Oconnells

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Where do most Oconnells live?

In 1921, most Oconnells lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Oconnells

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We have 14,600 records for the Oconnell surname. The oldest one dates back to 1850.

Who were Oconnells most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Oconnell first names?

  • John
  • Daniel
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Oconnells

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

Common Female occupations for Oconnells in 1921








General Servant Domestic


Common Male occupations for Oconnells in 1921
General Labourer


Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers




Dock Labourer




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