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Delaney Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from any of various minor places in northern France named from Old French aunaie ‘alder grove’. Irish: Anglicized form, influenced by the Norman name, of Gaelic Ó Dubhshláine ‘descendant of Dubhshláine’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ + slán ‘challenge’, ‘defiance’. MacLysaght, however, suggests that this element may be from the Sláinge river.

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


Similar surnames: Devaney, Deloney, Delancey, Delanoy, Delane, Dolney, Heaney, Delage

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Delaney Family Origin

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Delaney Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Labourer

    7%
  • Servant

    6%
  • School

    6%

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Delaney. A less common occupation for the Delaney family was School. The most common Delaney occupation in Canada was Farmer. 27% of Delaney's were Farmers.

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