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Reily Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Riley .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Reiley, Deily, Keily, Neily, Reidy, Reilley, Riley, Neils, Reilly

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Where is the Reily family from?

You can see how Reily families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reily family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reily families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Reily families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 25% of all the recorded Reily's in Canada. Nova Scotia and 1 other province had the highest population of Reily families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reily surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reily ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Shoemaker was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Reily. 100% of Reily men worked as a Shoemaker. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Shoemaker
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Reily. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reily census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Reily. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Reily lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Reily life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Reily in 1958 was 25, and 71 in 2004.

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