Scahill Family History

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Scahill Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Scaithghil, a Connacht name, a patronymic from a personal name probably composed of the elements scaith ‘flower’ + geal ‘bright’. (Later, the surname sometimes had the prefix Ó ‘descendant of’).

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


Similar surnames: Cahill, Mcmahill, Dahill, Mccahill, Magill, Call, Schalk, Rahill

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Scahill Family Origin

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Scahill Family Occupations

What did your Scahill ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Scahill family was Dressmaking. The most common Scahill occupation in the USA was Laborer. 45% of Scahill's were Laborers. Laborer, Plasterer and Car Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Scahill.

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  • Laborer

    45%
  • Plasterer

    18%
  • Car Clerk

    9%
  • Dressmaking

    9%

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Scahill Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Scahill Life Expectancy

What is the average Scahill lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Scahill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Scahill in 1953 was 45, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scahill

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scahill 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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