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Dilday Family History

Dilday Surname Meaning

Altered form of Scottish Delday: habitational name from Delday in Deerness (Orkney). Americanized form of German Dildey: unexplained. Compare Dildy .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Dilday family from?

You can see how Dilday families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dilday family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dilday families were found in USA in 1880. In 1841 there were 6 Dilday families living in Orkney. This was 100% of all the recorded Dilday's in Scotland. Orkney had the highest population of Dilday families in 1841.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dilday surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dilday ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dilday. 28% of Dilday men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Dilday women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dilday were Truck Driver and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    22%
  • House Work
    16%
  • Secretary
    16%
  • Saleslady
    16%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 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 Lists

There are 118 immigration records available for the last name Dilday. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 720 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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What is the average Dilday lifespan?

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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