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Sullivan Family History

Sullivan Name Meaning
Irish: reduced form of O’Sullivan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Súileabháin ‘descendant of Súileabhán’, a personal name composed of the elements súil ‘eye’ + dubh ‘black’, ‘dark’ + the diminutive suffix -án.

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

5,903,200 Historical Documents with Sullivan on Ancestry.ca
1,830,267 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
275,425 Military Records
284,480 Immigration Records
1,467,297 Census and Voter Lists
2,045,731 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Sullivan Families

  • Number of Sullivan families
     2,478 - 4,954
     827 - 2,477
     1 - 826
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Sullivan families
     312 - 622
     105 - 311
     1 - 104
     
    from the 1851 Canada Census Data

Sullivan census records

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Sullivan Family Origin

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Sullivan Immigration Information (CA)

from the Canadian Passenger Lists

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Sullivan Family Occupations

from 1881 CA Census Data

Sullivan census records

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Military Service by Sullivan

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