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Delfs Name Meaning

North German and North Frisian: patronymic from a shortened form of the personal name Detlef (see Dethlefs ).

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

Similar surnames: Deiss, Delos, Delp, Delon, Fels, Pels, Helms, Wells, Delph, Dolfi

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Where is the Delfs family from?

You can see how Delfs families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Delfs family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Delfs families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Delfs family living in Warwickshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Delfs's in United Kingdom. Warwickshire had the highest population of Delfs families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Delfs surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Delfs ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Delfs. 38% of Delfs men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Delfs women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Delfs were Farm Laborer and Bookkeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Farm Wife
  • Saleslady
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Delfs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Delfs 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 898 immigration records available for the last name Delfs. 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 683 military records available for the last name Delfs. For the veterans among your Delfs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Delfs lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2003, in the United States, Delfs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Delfs in 1949 was 51, and 74 in 2003.

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