Delp Family History

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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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Delp Family Origin

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Delp Family Occupations

What did your Delp ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Delp family was Retired Farmer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Delp. The most common Delp occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Delp's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Retired Farmer


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Delp Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Delp Life Expectancy

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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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