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Delane Name Meaning

English: originally de Laine (see Delaine), this is a Huguenot name, which was taken to England in the 17th century. French: possibly a habitational name for someone from Lannes in Haute-Marne.

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


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 Stenographer. .

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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
    47%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Carpenter
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    40%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Family Help
    15%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Delane. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Delane 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 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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