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Deeley Name Meaning

Irish (Galway): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibhghiolla ‘descendant of Duibhghiolla’ from dubh ‘black dark(-haired)’ + giolla ‘lad’. English: variant of Dilley .

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

Similar surnames: Deeney, Keeley, Feeley, Dudley, Delay, Neeley, Deere, Denley, Seeley

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Where is the Deeley family from?

You can see how Deeley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deeley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Deeley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 17 Deeley families living in Ontario. This was about 45% of all the recorded Deeley's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Deeley families in 1911.
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What did your Deeley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Deeley. 70% of Deeley men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Deeley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Deeley. For the veterans among your Deeley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deeley lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Deeley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Deeley in 1962 was 66, and 70 in 2004.

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