Delay Family History

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Delay Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinnshléibhe ‘descendant of Donn Sleibhe’ (see Dunleavy). Altered spelling of Delaye, habitational name denoting someone from Lay (Loire), or from Laye (Hautes-Alpes, Eure, Loire, etc.).

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

Similar surnames: Delacy, Demay, Deloy, Delaney, Denny, Dulay, Day, Deland, Delany

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Delay Family Origin

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Delay Family Occupations

What did your Delay ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Stevedore Heavy Work and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Delay. 34% of Delay men worked as a Stevedore Heavy Work and 72% of Delay women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Delay were Stevedore Heavy Worker and Laundress

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Stevedore Heavy Work
  • Market Porter
  • Stevedore Heavy Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Help
  • Laundress

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

Delay Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Delay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Delay 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 Delay. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Delay. For the veterans among your Delay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Delay Life Expectancy

What is the average Delay lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Delay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Delay in 1944 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Delay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Delay 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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