Delph Name Meaning

English: from Middle English delf ‘excavation’, ‘digging’ (Old English (ge)delf), hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a ditch or quarry, a metonymic occupational name for a ditch-cutter or quarryman, or alternatively a habitational name from any of various places named with this word, as for example Delf in Kent and Delph in Lancashire (now Greater Manchester) and Yorkshire.

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


Similar surnames: Delp, Dell, Dolch, Kelch, Desch, Dech, Delos, Deloy, Deep, Deich

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Delph Family Origin

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Delph Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    9%
  • (Fossil) Coprolite Picker

    5%
  • Assurance Agent

    5%
  • Brewers Servant

    5%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, (Fossil) Coprolite Picker and Assurance Agent were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Delph. A less common occupation for the Delph family was Brewers Servant. The most common Delph occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Delph's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Delph Historical Records

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Delph Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Delph life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Delph in 1941 was 36, and 58 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Delph

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