Delaware Family History

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Delaware Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin) and French: nickname for a soldier or for a belligerent person, from Old French (de la) werre, (de la) guerre ‘(of the) war’. Compare Warr. English: habitational name from Delaware in Brasted, Kent, named with Old English wer ‘weir’.

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

Similar surnames: Delamar, Clare, Dolbeare, Delamarter, Dewart, Delane, Delcambre

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Delaware Family Origin

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Delaware Family Occupations

What did your Delaware ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Caretaker flats and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Delaware. 34% of Delaware men worked as a Caretaker flats and 50% of Delaware women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Delaware were Retired Variety Artist and Unpaid Shop dom Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Caretaker flats
  • Fruiterer greengrocer
  • Retired Variety Artist

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Shop dom Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Delaware Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Delaware. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Delaware 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 Delaware. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Delaware. For the veterans among your Delaware ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Delaware Life Expectancy

What is the average Delaware lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Delaware life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Delaware in 1956 was 50, and 43 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Delaware

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Delaware 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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