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Origins of the Quinlan surname

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About the Quinlans

We have a total number of 22165 records for people with the last name Quinlan.

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Where do most Quinlans live?

In 1921, most Quinlans lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Quinlans

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

We have 6,610 records for the Quinlan surname. The oldest one dates back to 1575.

Who were Quinlans most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Quinlan first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Quinlans

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

Common Female occupations for Quinlans in 1921


Cotton Weaver








Common Male occupations for Quinlans in 1921
General Labourer






Dock Labourer


Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


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