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Dailey Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Daly . English (of Norman origin): variant of Dally There has been some confusion with another Norman name Doyley (variant of Oley ).

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

Similar surnames: Daley, Daily, Dalley, Dawley, Gailey, Railey, Daisey, Deily, Dagley

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Where is the Dailey family from?

You can see how Dailey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dailey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dailey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 101 Dailey families living in New York. This was about 29% of all the recorded Dailey's in USA. New York had the highest population of Dailey families in 1840.
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What did your Dailey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dailey. 16% of Dailey men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Dailey women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dailey were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Dailey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 33,000 military records available for the last name Dailey. For the veterans among your Dailey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dailey lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Dailey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dailey in 1940 was 18, and 72 in 2004.

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