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Dempsey Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Díomasaigh ‘descendant of Díomasach’, a byname meaning ‘proud’, ‘haughty’, from díomas ‘pride’. The name was occasionally Anglicized as Proudman (see Proud). Compare McGimsey.

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


Similar surnames: Dempster, Delaney, Devaney, Kempster, Demus, Kempter, Rempe, Lepley

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Dempsey Family Origin

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Dempsey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dempsey family was Carpenter. The most common Dempsey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Dempsey's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dempsey.

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Dempsey Historical Records

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Dempsey Life Expectancy

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