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Dilley Name Meaning

English: possibly a pet form of an unrecorded Old English personal name Dylla, found as the first element in the place names Dillington (in the former Huntingdonshire) and Dilton (in Wiltshire). In some cases, possibly an altered spelling of French Dilly.

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

Similar surnames: Dilly, Tilley, Willey, Cilley, Gulley, Lilly, Dillen, Diller, Killey

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Where is the Dilley family from?

You can see how Dilley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dilley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dilley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 20 Dilley families living in Manitoba. This was about 67% of all the recorded Dilley's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Dilley families in 1911.
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What did your Dilley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Dilley. 100% of Dilley men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dilley. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Dilley. For the veterans among your Dilley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dilley lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Dilley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dilley in 1942 was 27, and 78 in 2004.

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