O'donnell Family History

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O'donnell Name Meaning

Irish (Donegal, Munster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Domhnaill ‘descendant of Domhnall’ (see McDonnell). This name is borne by several different Irish families.

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


Similar surnames: O'connell, Mcdonnell, Mcconnell, Donnelly, O'farrell, Mcdowell

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O'donnell Family Origin

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O'donnell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Labourer

    8%
  • Servant

    7%
  • Student

    5%

In 1881, the most common O'donnell occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of O'donnell's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by O'donnell. A less common occupation for the O'donnell family was Student.

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O'donnell Historical Records

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O'donnell Life Expectancy

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