Delph Family History

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Delph Name Meaning

English: from Middle English delf ‘excavation’, ‘digging’ (Old English (ge)delf), hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a ditch or quarry, a metonymic occupational name for a ditch-cutter or quarryman, or alternatively a habitational name from any of various places named with this word, as for example Delf in Kent and Delph in Lancashire (now Greater Manchester) and Yorkshire.

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

Similar surnames: Delp, Dell, Dolch, Kelch, Desch, Dech, Delos, Deloy, Deep, Deich

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Delph Family Origin

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Delph Family Occupations

What did your Delph ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Delph. The most common Delph occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Delph's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Delph family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer


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Delph Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Delph. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Delph 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 397 immigration records available for the last name Delph. 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 Delph. For the veterans among your Delph ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Delph Life Expectancy

What is the average Delph lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Delph life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Delph in 1941 was 36, and 58 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Delph 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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