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Dienst Family History

Dienst Name Meaning
German: occupational name for the servant of a lord or lady, Middle High German dienest. The term also meant ‘service’, ‘tax’ and in this sense may have been a status name.

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

79,331 Historical Documents with Dienst on Ancestry.com
6,590 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
60,204 Military Records
512 Immigration Records
2,008 Census and Voter Lists
10,017 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Dienst Families

  • Number of Dienst families
     9 - 15
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dienst families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Dienst last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Dienst census records

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Dienst Family Origin

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Dienst Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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

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Average Life Expectancy for Dienst

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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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Dienst Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Dienst census records

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Dienst Civil War Service Records

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