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Delph Family History

Delph Name Meaning
English: from Middle English delf ‘excavation’, ‘digging’ (Old English (ge)delf), hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a ditch or quarry, a metonymic occupational name for a ditch-cutter or quarryman, or alternatively a habitational name from any of various places named with this word, as for example Delf in Kent and Delph in Lancashire (now Greater Manchester) and Yorkshire.

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

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12,621 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,803 Military Records
338 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Delph Families

  • Number of Delph families
     27 - 51
     10 - 26
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Delph families
     21 - 39
     8 - 20
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Delph last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Delph Family Origin

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Delph Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Delph

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Delph Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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