Delfs Family History

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Delfs Name Meaning

North German and Frisian: from a reduced form of Dethlefs, a patronymic from an old personal name formed with Old High German diot ‘people’. Dutch: variant of van Delft, a habitational name for someone from Delft.

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


Similar surnames: Deiss, Delos, Delp, Delon, Fels, Pels, Helms, Wells, Delph, Dolfi

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Delfs Family Origin

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Delfs Family Occupations

What did your Delfs ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Delfs. 16% of Delfs men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Delfs women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Delfs were Electrician and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Clerk
    4%
  • Electrician
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%
  • Farm Wife
    7%
  • Saleslady
    7%

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

Delfs Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Delfs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Delfs 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 898 immigration records available for the last name Delfs. 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 Card

There are 683 military records available for the last name Delfs. For the veterans among your Delfs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Delfs Life Expectancy

What is the average Delfs lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2003, in the United States, Delfs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Delfs in 1949 was 51, and 74 in 2003.

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