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Delane Name Meaning

English (of French Huguenot origin): habitational name from Laines-aux-Bois in Aube France with fused French preposition de ‘of from’. It was taken to England in the 17th century. English (of Norman origin): perhaps a shortened form of Delaney . Compare Delaine Americanized form of French Lalonde apparently shortened and combined with the French preposition de ‘of’.

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

Similar surnames: Delaney, Delage, Delano, Dean, Deland, Delle, Delaine, Delaune, Eland

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Where is the Delane family from?

You can see how Delane families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Delane family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Delane families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Delane families living in Massachusetts. This was about 27% of all the recorded Delane's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Delane families in 1840.
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What did your Delane ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Delane. 47% of Delane men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Delane women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Delane were Carpenter and Laundress. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Family Help
  • Laundress
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Passenger Lists

There are 746 immigration records available for the last name Delane. 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 655 military records available for the last name Delane. For the veterans among your Delane ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Delane lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Delane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Delane in 1958 was 45, and 86 in 2004.

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