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Origins of the Daly surname

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About the Dalys

We have a total number of 98775 records for people with the last name Daly.

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Where do most Dalys live?

In 1921, most Dalys lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Dalys

How common is your surname?

830th most common surname in the UK

We have 31,400 records for the Daly surname. The oldest one dates back to 1575.

Who were Dalys most likely to marry?

Sullivans

&

Murphys

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Dalys.

What are the most common Daly first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Dalys

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Dalys in 1921
Charwoman

106

Servant

93

Domestic Servant

90

Dressmaker

87

Laundress

76

Common Male occupations for Dalys in 1921
General Labourer

207

Coal Miner

139

Dock Labourer

132

Tailor

127

Porter

91

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