Kilroy Family History

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Kilroy Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Ruaidh ‘son of the red-haired lad’. Compare Roy 1.

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

Similar surnames: Gilroy, Kilday, Milloy, Gilboy, Mulroy, Kirby, Kielty, Milroy, Kildow

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Kilroy Family Origin

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Kilroy Family Occupations

What did your Kilroy ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Kilroy. 17% of Kilroy men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Kilroy women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kilroy were Auctioneer Mechanic and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • General
  • Machinist
  • Auctioneer Mechanic

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
  • At Home
  • Bookkeeper
  • Maid

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Kilroy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Kilroy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kilroy census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Kilroy. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Kilroy. For the veterans among your Kilroy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kilroy Life Expectancy

What is the average Kilroy lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Kilroy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kilroy in 1943 was 38, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kilroy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kilroy ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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