Delay Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinnshléibhe ‘descendant of Donn Sleibhe’ (see Dunleavy). Altered spelling of Delaye, habitational name denoting someone from Lay (Loire), or from Laye (Hautes-Alpes, Eure, Loire, etc.).

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


Similar surnames: Delacy, Demay, Deloy, Delaney, Denny, Dulay, Day, Deland, Delany

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Delay Family Origin

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Delay Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    22%
  • Factory Hand

    11%
  • Farmer

    11%
  • Mason

    6%

In 1881, Labourer, Factory Hand and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Delay. A less common occupation for the Delay family was Mason. The most common Delay occupation in Canada was Labourer. 22% of Delay's were Labourers.

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Delay Historical Records

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Delay Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Delay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Delay in 1944 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Delay

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