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Delaney Family History

Delaney Name Meaning
English (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from any of various minor places in northern France named from Old French aunaie ‘alder grove’.Irish: Anglicized form, influenced by the Norman name, of Gaelic Ó Dubhshláine ‘descendant of Dubhshláine’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ + slán ‘challenge’, ‘defiance’. MacLysaght, however, suggests that this element may be from the Sláinge river.

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

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Name Distribution of Delaney Families

  • Number of Delaney families
     551 - 1,099
     184 - 550
     1 - 183
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Delaney families
     299 - 595
     100 - 298
     1 - 99
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Delaney families
     75 - 148
     26 - 74
     1 - 25
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Delaney Family Origin

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Delaney Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Delaney

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Delaney Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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