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Delaware Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin) and French: nickname for a soldier or for a belligerent person, from Old French (de la) werre, (de la) guerre ‘(of the) war’. Compare Warr. English: habitational name from Delaware in Brasted, Kent, named with Old English wer ‘weir’.

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

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Delaware Family Origin

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Delaware Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    29%
  • Farmer

    21%
  • Keeping House

    14%
  • Merchant

    7%

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Delaware. The most common Delaware occupation in the USA was Laborer. 29% of Delaware's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Delaware family was Merchant.

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Delaware Life Expectancy

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