Reilly Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Reilly Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Reilly, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Raghailligh ‘descendant of Raghailleach’, Old Irish Roghallach, of unexplained origin.

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

Similar surnames: O'reilly, Neill, Kelly, Crilly, Reidy, Rahilly, Rella, Neally, Reily

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with a family member and we'll do the searching for you.

Reilly Family Origin

Where is the Reilly family from?

Reilly Family Occupations

What did your Reilly ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Reilly. 36% of Reilly men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Reilly women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reilly were Laborer and Income

View Census data for Reilly | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Farmer
  • Housekeeper
  • Income

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

Reilly Historical Records

What Reilly family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 291,000 census records available for the last name Reilly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reilly census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Reilly

Passenger List

There are 94,000 immigration records available for the last name Reilly. 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.

View all Reilly immigration records

Draft Card

There are 64,000 military records available for the last name Reilly. For the veterans among your Reilly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Reilly military records

You've only scratched the surface of Reilly family history.

Reilly Life Expectancy

What is the average Reilly lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Reilly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Reilly in 1940 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reilly

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reilly 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.

Famous Reilly Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name

14-Day Free Trial