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Delmar Name Meaning

English: reduced form of Delamar. German: from a Germanic personal name, Dallomirus, composed the an element cognate with Old English deal ‘proud’, ‘famous’. Catalan: topographic name for someome living beside the sea or having some other association with the sea, from the fused preposition and article del ‘of the’ + mar ‘sea’.

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


Similar surnames: Delamar, Demar, Dear, Delmas, Derman, Kelman, Dollar, Demark, Helman

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Where is the Delmar family from?

You can see how Delmar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Delmar family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Delmar families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Delmar families living in Ontario. This was about 42% of all the recorded Delmar's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Delmar families in 1911.
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What did your Delmar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Delmar. 27% of Delmar men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Delmar women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Delmar were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Carpenter
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Waitress
    17%
  • New Worker
    13%
  • Stenographer
    13%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Delmar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Delmar census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Delmar lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Delmar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Delmar in 1961 was 67, and 70 in 2004.

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