Dilley Family History

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Dilley Name Meaning

English: possibly a pet form of an unrecorded Old English personal name Dylla, found as the first element in the place names Dillington (in the former Huntingdonshire) and Dilton (in Wiltshire). In some cases, possibly an altered spelling of French Dilly.

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

Similar surnames: Dilly, Tilley, Willey, Cilley, Gulley, Lilly, Dillen, Diller, Killey

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Dilley Family Origin

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Dilley Family Occupations

What did your Dilley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dilley. 16% of Dilley men worked as a General Labourer and 77% of Dilley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dilley were Farmworker and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Builders Labourer
  • Farmworker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated
  • Housewife

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

Dilley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Dilley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dilley 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dilley. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Dilley. For the veterans among your Dilley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dilley Life Expectancy

What is the average Dilley lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Dilley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dilley in 1942 was 27, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dilley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dilley 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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