Dunlay Family History

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Dunlay Name Meaning

Scottish: perhaps an altered spelling of Irish Dunlea, itself a variant of Delay.

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

Similar surnames: Dunlap, Dunay, Dunlavy, Lunday, Dungey, Finlay, Dunlea, Dupay, Dunlop

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Dunlay Family Origin

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Dunlay Family Occupations

What did your Dunlay ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dunlay. The most common Dunlay occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Dunlay's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dunlay family was Plumber.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Plumber


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dunlay ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dunlay Historical Records

What Dunlay family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Dunlay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dunlay 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 477 immigration records available for the last name Dunlay. 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 462 military records available for the last name Dunlay. For the veterans among your Dunlay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dunlay Life Expectancy

What is the average Dunlay lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Dunlay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dunlay in 1963 was 75, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dunlay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dunlay 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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