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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


Similar surnames: Delamar, Clare, Dolbeare, Delamarter, Dewart, Delane, Delcambre

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Delaware Family Origin

Where is the Delaware family from?

Delaware Family Occupations

What did your Delaware ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Laborer

    29%
  • Farmer

    21%
  • Keeping House

    14%
  • Merchant

    7%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Delaware ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Delaware Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Delaware. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Delaware census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Delaware. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Delaware. For the veterans among your Delaware ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Delaware Life Expectancy

What is the average Delaware lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Delaware life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Delaware in 1956 was 50, and 43 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Delaware

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Delaware ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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