History of your Surname
Get access to Delancey family records.Start a free trial

Delancey Family History

Delancey Name Meaning

Probably of French or English origin, a habitational name for someone from Lancey in Isère, France.

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


Similar surnames: Delaney, Lancey, Delacy, Delanoy, Delane, Deloney, Chancey, Delage

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Delancey family from?

You can see how Delancey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Delancey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Delancey families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Delancey families living in New York. This was about 71% of all the recorded Delancey's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Delancey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Delancey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Delancey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Delancey. 30% of Delancey men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Delancey women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Delancey were Operator and Maid.

View Census data for Delancey | Data not to scale

*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
    30%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Operator
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    14%
  • Seamstress
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Maid
    11%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Delancey family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Delancey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Delancey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Delancey

Passenger Lists

There are 582 immigration records available for the last name Delancey. 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.

View all Delancey immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Delancey. For the veterans among your Delancey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Delancey military records

You've only scratched the surface of Delancey family history.

Discover More

What is the average Delancey lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Delancey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Delancey in 1951 was 50, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Delancey

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Delancey family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial