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Delgado Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: nickname for a thin person from delgado ‘slender’ (from Latin delicatus ‘dainty exquisite’ a derivative of deliciae ‘delight joy’).

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

Similar surnames: Salgado, Morgado, Collado, Melgar, Mellado, Delfino, Pelayo, De Caro

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Where is the Delgado family from?

You can see how Delgado families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Delgado family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Delgado families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 224 Delgado families living in Texas. This was about 64% of all the recorded Delgado's in USA. Texas had the highest population of Delgado families in 1880.
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What did your Delgado ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Delgado. 28% of Delgado men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Delgado women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Delgado were Farmer and Costurera. .

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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
  • Labrador
  • Jornalero
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Sirvienta
  • Costurera
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Passenger Lists

There are 55,000 immigration records available for the last name Delgado. 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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There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Delgado. For the veterans among your Delgado ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Delgado lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Delgado life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Delgado in 1941 was 27, and 67 in 2004.

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