Kilday Family History

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Kilday Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Dhé ‘son of the servant of God’, from Dia ‘God’. The name originated with a monastic family in Donegal in the 11th century and has always been more or less confined to northwestern Ireland, where it is usually written Kildea.

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


Similar surnames: Kilroy, Keady, Kirby, Gilday, Kilian, Kallay, Killey, Dilday, Alday

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Kilday Family Origin

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Kilday Family Occupations

What did your Kilday ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kilday occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Kilday's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kilday. A less common occupation for the Kilday family was Coal Miner.

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  • Farmer

    16%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Coal Miner

    4%

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

Kilday Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kilday. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kilday 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 Kilday. 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 Kilday. For the veterans among your Kilday ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kilday Life Expectancy

What is the average Kilday lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kilday life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Kilday in 1958 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kilday

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kilday 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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