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Daley Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Daly . English (of Norman origin): variant of Dally English: perhaps from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Dal(l)y a derivative of Old English Dealla Middle English Dalle.

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

Similar surnames: Dailey, Dalley, Dally, Dawley, Dale, Galey, Ealey, Kaley, Caley

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Where is the Daley family from?

You can see how Daley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Daley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Daley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 31 Daley families living in New York. This was about 25% of all the recorded Daley's in USA. New York had the highest population of Daley families in 1840.
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What did your Daley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Daley. 15% of Daley men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Daley women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Daley were Clerk and Housewife. .

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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
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 216,000 census records available for the last name Daley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Daley 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 34,000 immigration records available for the last name Daley. 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 35,000 military records available for the last name Daley. For the veterans among your Daley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Daley lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Daley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Daley in 1944 was 26, and 71 in 2004.

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