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since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Delancey

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Alt. Meaning

D is for dandy, a description of you!

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

L is for love, your love of life!

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

N is for noteworthy, just like your achievements

C is for complete, nothing further needed here.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

Y is for young, the years never show!

Notable Persons Named Delancey

His military service ended in 1879. DeLancey was born on January 20th, 1826 in South Oyster Bay. He breathed his last breath on January 19th, 1902.


Delancey was born on June 24th, 1854. Delancey is also known as Nicholl and Delancey. He died on March 31st, 1931.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Delancey

Oliver was born in 1718. He breathed his last breath in 1785.


Bill DeLancey was a baseball. Bill was born on November 28th, 1911 in Greensboro, North Carolina. He passed away on November 28th, 1946.



William was born on October 8th, 1797. He breathed his last breath on April 5th, 1865.


Richard Delancey is a fictional character.


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Popularity of Delancey as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Delancey U.S.
  White 89.73% 64.26%
  African American 6.24% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.22% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.27% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.48% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.06% 16.26%

Of Last Name Delancey

People with the last name Delancey are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Delancey

  • How Popular is the name Delancey? Delancey is the 35,953rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Delancey was the 13,597th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Delancey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 105 babies born with the first name Delancey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Delancey to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Delancey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1967 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Delancey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Delancey is Monday, November 26th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Delancey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Delancey was in 2016 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Delancey: Your name in reverse order is Yecnaled. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ydaenlce. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Delancey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,229 people with the last name Delancey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Delancey? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Delancey as their last name since less than 1 person in 132k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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