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Delay Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinnshléibhe ‘descendant of Donn Sleibhe’ (see Dunleavy). Altered spelling of Delaye, habitational name denoting someone from Lay (Loire), or from Laye (Hautes-Alpes, Eure, Loire, etc.).

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


Similar surnames: Delacy, Demay, Deloy, Delaney, Denny, Dulay, Day, Deland, Delany

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Delay Family Origin

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Delay Family Occupations

What did your Delay ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Delay. The most common Delay occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Delay's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Delay family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Delay Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Delay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Delay 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 Delay. 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 Delay. For the veterans among your Delay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Delay Life Expectancy

What is the average Delay lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Delay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Delay in 1944 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Delay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Delay 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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