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Delp Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin. Possibly a southern nickname for a clumsy person, from Middle High German talpe, tape ‘paw’. Alternatively it may be a northern topographic name for someone living by a ditch, Middle Low German delf (frequently an element in compound field names in swampy terrain). A third possibility is that it is from an old personal name, cognate with Anglo-Saxon deal ‘proud’, ‘famous’.

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

Similar surnames: Dell, Deep, Delph, Depp, Delo, Welp, Kell, Dean, Belt, Mele

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Where is the Delp family from?

You can see how Delp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Delp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Delp families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 42 Delp families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 82% of all the recorded Delp's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Delp families in 1840.
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What did your Delp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Delp. 24% of Delp men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Delp women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Delp were Salesman and Stenographer.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Delp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Delp 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 754 immigration records available for the last name Delp. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Delp. For the veterans among your Delp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Delp lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Delp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Delp in 1954 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

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