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Dellis Name Meaning

Greek: derogatory nickname from Turkish deli ‘fool’, ‘foolish’, or a shortened form of any of the surnames formed with Deli as a prefix, e.g. Deligiannis ‘crazy John’. French: habitational name from Lys-les-Lannoy, Lisse in the Netherlands, or Lies in the Belgian province of Brabant.

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


Similar surnames: Mellis, Kellis, Delles, Millis, Fallis, Ellis, Lollis, Belles

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Where is the Dellis family from?

You can see how Dellis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dellis family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Dellis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Dellis family living in Illinois. This was about 25% of all the recorded Dellis's in the USA. Illinois and 3 other states had the highest population of Dellis families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dellis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dellis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dellis. 25% of Dellis men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Dellis women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dellis were Truck Driver and Servant.

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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
    25%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    43%
  • Finisher
    29%
  • Servant
    29%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Dellis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dellis 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 796 immigration records available for the last name Dellis. 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 434 military records available for the last name Dellis. For the veterans among your Dellis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dellis lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Dellis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Dellis in 1961 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

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