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Daily Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Daly. In the British Isles this spelling is found mainly in Scotland.

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


Similar surnames: Dailey, Dally, Daisy, Deily, Dail, Baily, Daley, Dealy, Davy, Dais

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Where is the Daily family from?

You can see how Daily families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Daily family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Daily families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 99 Daily families living in New York. This was about 24% of all the recorded Daily's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Daily families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Daily surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Daily ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Daily. 18% of Daily men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Daily women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Daily were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Census Records

There are 100,000 census records available for the last name Daily. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Daily census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Daily. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Daily. For the veterans among your Daily ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Daily lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Daily life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Daily in 1947 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

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