Delafield Family History

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Delafield Name Meaning

English: topographic name, apparently from Anglo-Norman French de la ‘from the’ + Middle English feld ‘open country used for pasture or tillage’. Sometimes, however, -field in a Norman name represents the French word ville ‘town’, so that this name may in fact be from French Delaville, a topographic name for someone who lived in a town.

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

Similar surnames: Belfield, Layfield, Westfield, Edenfield, Benefield, Kenfield, Field

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Delafield Family Origin

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Delafield Family Occupations

What did your Delafield ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Delafield occupation in the UK was (Builder) Foreman Of Works. 6% of Delafield's were (Builder) Foreman Of Workss. (Builder) Foreman Of Works, Boot & Shoe Maker Moulding and Brewer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Delafield. A less common occupation for the Delafield family was Broker Fur.

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  • (Builder) Foreman Of Works

  • Boot & Shoe Maker Moulding

  • Brewer

  • Broker Fur


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

Delafield Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Delafield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Delafield 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Delafield. 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 Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Delafield. For the veterans among your Delafield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Delafield Life Expectancy

What is the average Delafield lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Delafield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Delafield in 1949 was 42, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Delafield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Delafield 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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