14-Day Free Trial GIVE ME ACCESS

Diamond Family History

Diamond Name Meaning
Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of a Jewish surname, spelled in various ways, derived from modern German Diamant, Demant ‘diamond’, or Yiddish dime(n)t, going back to Middle High German diemant (via Latin from Greek adamas ‘unconquerable’, genitive adamantos, a reference to the hardness of the stone). The name is mostly ornamental, one of the many Ashkenazic surnames based on mineral names, though in some cases it may have been adopted by a jeweler.English: variant of Dayman (see Day). Forms with the excrescent d are not found before the 17th century; they are at least in part the result of folk etymology.Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Diamáin ‘descendant of Diamán’, earlier Díomá or Déamán, a diminutive of Díoma, itself a pet form of Diarmaid (see McDermott).

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

443,964 Historical Documents and Family Trees with Diamond on Ancestry.com
123,853 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
24,499 Military Records
20,883 Immigration Records
117,491 Census and Voter Lists
157,238 Member Family Trees

Discover more about your family

Start a free family tree and we'll help you find more family members.

Your name*Why?
Start with yourself. We will help you discover your family history in a few short steps.
Required

Maiden name if applicable

Age*
Invalid #
Gender

Name Distribution of Diamond Families

  • Number of Diamond families
     415 - 828
     139 - 414
     1 - 138
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Diamond families
     94 - 186
     32 - 93
     1 - 31
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Diamond families
     121 - 240
     41 - 120
     1 - 40
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Diamond census records

You can see how Diamond families moved over time by selecting different Census years.

Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

View all Diamond census records >

Diamond Family Origin

Click on a place to view Diamond immigration records

The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Diamond families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

View all Diamond immigration records >

Diamond Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

Click on a circle in the chart to view Diamond immigration records

You can find out when most of the Diamond families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

View all Diamond immigration records >

Average Life Expectancy for Diamond

Click on a circle in the chart to view Diamond birth and death records

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

View all Diamond ancestors in the SSDI

Diamond Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Diamond census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Diamond ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

View all Diamond census records >

Diamond Civil War Service Records

Click to view veteran service records

You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

View all Diamond millitary records >

Message Board about Diamond 395 Threads, 30 Messages

Look up another family name
×
  • Visit our other sites:

© 1997-2014 Ancestry.com | Corporate Information | New Privacy | Terms and Conditions