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Deady Name Meaning

Irish (Counties Kerry and Limerick): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Déadaigh ‘descendant of Déadach’, a personal name apparently meaning ‘toothy’.

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

Similar surnames: Keady, Day, Geary, Daly, Keary, Dady, Neary, Denny, Duddy, Dade

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Where is the Deady family from?

You can see how Deady families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deady family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Deady families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Deady families living in Ohio. This was about 67% of all the recorded Deady's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Deady families in 1840.
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What did your Deady ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Deady. 19% of Deady men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Deady women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deady were Foreman 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
  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Foreman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Secretary
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Deady. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deady 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Deady. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Deady. For the veterans among your Deady ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deady lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Deady life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Deady in 1956 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

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