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Dailey Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Daly . English (of Norman origin): variant of Dally There has been some confusion with another Norman name Doyley (variant of Oley ).

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


Similar surnames: Daley, Daily, Dalley, Dawley, Gailey, Railey, Daisey, Deily, Dagley

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Where is the Dailey family from?

You can see how Dailey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dailey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dailey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 121 Dailey families living in London. This was about 22% of all the recorded Dailey's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Dailey families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dailey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dailey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Dailey. 30% of Dailey men worked as a General Labourer and 83% of Dailey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dailey were Wood Machinist and Unpaid Domestic Dut. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    30%
  • Builders Labourer
    24%
  • Retired
    12%
  • Wood Machinist
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    83%
  • Domestic Servant
    5%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    3%
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Census Records

There are 132,000 census records available for the last name Dailey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dailey 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Dailey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 33,000 military records available for the last name Dailey. For the veterans among your Dailey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dailey lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Dailey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dailey in 1940 was 18, and 72 in 2004.

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