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Diehl Family History

Diehl Name Meaning
German: from the personal name Diel, Tiel, from Thilo, a pet form of a personal name beginning with Diet-, as for example Dietrich.

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

604,335 Historical Documents with Diehl on Ancestry.com
137,911 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
20,572 Military Records
8,516 Immigration Records
70,234 Census and Voter Lists
367,102 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Diehl Families

  • Number of Diehl families
     474 - 945
     159 - 473
     1 - 158
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Diehl families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Diehl last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Diehl census records

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Diehl Family Origin

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

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Diehl Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Diehl 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.

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Average Life Expectancy for Diehl

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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.

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Diehl Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Diehl census records

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Diehl Civil War Service Records

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