Delia Family History

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Delia Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Melia, Elia, Celia, Melis, Melin, Elias, Vela, Helin, Belka, Felix

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Delia Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Delia name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Delia. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Italy


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Delia Family Origin

Where is the Delia family from?

Delia Family Occupations

What did your Delia ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Barber, Huckster and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Delia. The most common Delia occupation in the USA was Barber. 25% of Delia's were Barbers. A less common occupation for the Delia family was Laborer.

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  • Barber

  • Huckster

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Delia Historical Records

What Delia family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Delia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Delia 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Delia. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Delia. For the veterans among your Delia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Delia Life Expectancy

What is the average Delia lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Delia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Delia in 1946 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Delia

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Delia 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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