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Dempsey Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Díomasaigh ‘descendant of Díomasach’, a byname meaning ‘proud’, ‘haughty’, from díomas ‘pride’. The name was occasionally Anglicized as Proudman (see Proud). Compare McGimsey.

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


Similar surnames: Dempster, Delaney, Devaney, Kempster, Demus, Kempter, Rempe, Lepley

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Dempsey Family Origin

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Dempsey Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    10%
  • Tailor

    2%
  • Charwoman

    2%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

In 1881, Labourer, Tailor and Charwoman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dempsey. The most common Dempsey occupation in the UK was Labourer. 10% of Dempsey's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Dempsey family was Coal Miner.

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Dempsey Historical Records

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Dempsey Life Expectancy

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