Quigley Family History

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Quigley Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coigligh ‘descendant of Coigleach’, a byname apparently representing a simplified form of coigealach ‘like a distaff’, ‘untidy person’. This was originally a Mayo name.

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

Similar surnames: Quinley, Quinney, Quinlan, Quilty, Quidley, Shigley, Quillen, Curley

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Quigley Family Origin

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Quigley Family Occupations

What did your Quigley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Quigley family was Clerk. The most common Quigley occupation in Canada was Farmer. 32% of Quigley's were Farmers. Farmer, Servant and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Quigley.

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  • Farmer

  • Servant

  • Labourer

  • Clerk


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Quigley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Quigley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Quigley 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Quigley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Quigley. For the veterans among your Quigley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Quigley Life Expectancy

What is the average Quigley lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Quigley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Quigley in 1943 was 36, and 78 in 2004.

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