Dilly Family History

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Dilly Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Dilley. French: habitational name, with the preposition d(e), for someone from Illy, a place in the Ardennes. German: from a pet form of the female personal name Ottilie.

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

Similar surnames: Lilly, Dilley, Willy, Billy, Dally, Tilly, Dill, Hille, Tilley

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Dilly Family Origin

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Dilly Family Occupations

What did your Dilly ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dilly occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Dilly's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Dilly family was Annuitant. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Agric Lab were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dilly.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Agric Lab

  • Annuitant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dilly ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dilly Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Dilly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dilly 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 909 immigration records available for the last name Dilly. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dilly. For the veterans among your Dilly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dilly Life Expectancy

What is the average Dilly lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Dilly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Dilly in 1946 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dilly 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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