Daly Family History

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Daly Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dálaigh ‘descendant of Dálach’, a personal name based on dál (modern dáil) ‘meeting’, ‘assembly’.

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

Similar surnames: Day, Dale, Davy, Dall, Dacey, Dato, Wali, Dally, Dady, Darr

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Daly Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Daly name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Daly. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Italy


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Daly Family Origin

Where is the Daly family from?

Daly Family Occupations

What did your Daly ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Daly family was Carpenter. The most common Daly occupation in the USA was Laborer. 16% of Daly's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Daly.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Daly ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Daly Historical Records

What Daly family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 327,000 census records available for the last name Daly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Daly 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 84,000 immigration records available for the last name Daly. 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 Card

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

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Daly Life Expectancy

What is the average Daly lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Daly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Daly in 1940 was 35, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Daly

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Daly 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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