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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

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In 1881, the most common Delaware occupation in the UK was Dressmaker. 100% of Delaware's were Dressmakers.

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Delaware Historical Records

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Delaware Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, 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.

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