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Dally Family History

Dally Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Daly. French: habitational name, with the preposition d(e), for someone from either of two places in France called Ally, one in Cantal and one in Haute-Loire.

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


Similar surnames: Lally, Dilly, Tally, Mally, Wall, Daley, Dalley, Daily, Dalby, Calla

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Where is the Dally family from?

You can see how Dally families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dally family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dally families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 12 Dally families living in Ohio. This was about 29% of all the recorded Dally's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Dally families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dally surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dally ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dally. 22% of Dally men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Dally women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dally were Truck Driver and Saleslady.

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    13%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Saleslady
    8%
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Dally. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dally 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Dally. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Dally. For the veterans among your Dally ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dally lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Dally life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dally in 1945 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

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