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

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Delay Family Origin

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Delay Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Source: Census data for Delay | Data not to scale

Delay Historical Records

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Delay Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Delay

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