Dilday Family History

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Dilday Name Meaning

It is said to be a Huguenot name, probably a derivative of French Isle d’Aix, a habitational name from a place in Charente Maritime, or Dildé, which is of uncertain origin. Alternatively, perhaps, a respelling of German Dildey, which is likewise unexplained. The element -dey, which occurs in a number of German surnames (e.g. Dauthendey, Mackeldey), has so far received no satisfactory explanation.

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


Similar surnames: Millay, Dilly, Tilly, Dulay, Dilley, Wilda, Hiday, Allday, Alday

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Dilday Family Origin

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Dilday Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Dilday occupation in the USA was Farmer. 63% of Dilday's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dilday family was Miller. Farmer, Farming and Farmer & Miller were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dilday.

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  • Farmer

    63%
  • Farming

    26%
  • Farmer & Miller

    5%
  • Miller

    5%

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Dilday Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dilday. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dilday 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Dilday. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dilday. For the veterans among your Dilday ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dilday Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Dilday life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dilday in 1955 was 60, and 78 in 2004.

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