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Dilly Name Meaning

English: variant of Dilley . German: from a pet form of the female personal name Ottilie. French (Pas-de-Calais and Nord): variant of Dillies a habitational name with fused preposition d(e) for someone from Illies a place in Nord. French (Ardennes): habitational name with fused preposition d(e) for someone from Illy a place in the Ardennes.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Lilly, Dilley, Willy, Billy, Dally, Tilly, Dill, Hille, Tilley

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Where is the Dilly family from?

You can see how Dilly families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dilly family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dilly families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 24 Dilly families living in Ohio. This was about 44% of all the recorded Dilly's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Dilly families in 1840.
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What did your Dilly ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dilly. 20% of Dilly men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Dilly women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dilly were Clerk and Waitress. .

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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
  • Painter
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Dilly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dilly 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 909 immigration records available for the last name Dilly. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dilly. For the veterans among your Dilly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dilly lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Dilly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Dilly in 1946 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

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