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Delle Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place so named in North Rhine-Westphalia or a topographic name (see Dell ). French (Lorraine): habitational name from Delle a place in Territoire de Belfort. Alternatively a topographic name with fused preposition d(e) ‘from’ for someone who lived near a prominent alder tree or trees from elle a derivative of Middle High German erle ‘alder’.

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


Similar surnames: Helle, Belle, Delles, Melle, Dell, Selle, Zelle, Pelle, Dolle, Delee

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Where is the Delle family from?

You can see how Delle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Delle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Delle families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Delle family living in Maryland. This was about 50% of all the recorded Delle's in USA. Maryland and 1 other state had the highest population of Delle families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Delle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Delle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Delle. 20% of Delle men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Delle women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Delle were Machinist and H. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    20%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • H
    14%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Delle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Delle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Delle. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Delle lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Delle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Delle in 1961 was 66, and 70 in 2004.

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