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Delph Family History

Delph Name Meaning

English (Norfolk and Cambridgeshire): variant of Delve itself a topographic name from Middle English delf delphe delve (Old English (ge)delf) ‘pit quarry canal ditch’ denoting someone who lived by a pit quarry or excavation or in some instances an occupational name for a ditcher digger or quarrier (Middle English delver(er)).

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


Similar surnames: Delp, Dell, Dolch, Kelch, Desch, Dech, Delos, Deloy, Deep, Deich

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Where is the Delph family from?

You can see how Delph families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Delph family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Delph families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Delph families living in Quebec. This was about 77% of all the recorded Delph's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Delph families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Delph surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Delph ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Delph. 23% of Delph men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Delph women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Delph were Salesman and Teacher. .

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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
    23%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Miner
    13%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Seamstress
    14%
  • House Keeper
    14%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Delph. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Delph 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 397 immigration records available for the last name Delph. 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 Delph. For the veterans among your Delph ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Delph lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Delph life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Delph in 1941 was 36, and 58 in 2004.

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