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Diaz Family History

Diaz Name Meaning

Spanish (Díaz): patronymic from the medieval personal name Didacus (see Diego).

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


Similar surnames: Dias, Diez, Riaz, Dia, Diab, Dial, Baz, Paz, Dimas, Dix

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Where is the Diaz family from?

You can see how Diaz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Diaz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Diaz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Diaz family living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Diaz's in USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Diaz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Diaz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Diaz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Diaz. 20% of Diaz men worked as a Laborer and 6% of Diaz women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Diaz were Agricultor and Costurera. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Labrador
    5%
  • Jornalero
    4%
  • Agricultor
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Cigar Maker
    5%
  • Sirvienta
    5%
  • Costurera
    5%
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Census Records

There are 313,000 census records available for the last name Diaz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Diaz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 189,000 immigration records available for the last name Diaz. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 28,000 military records available for the last name Diaz. For the veterans among your Diaz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Diaz lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Diaz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Diaz in 1941 was 34, and 70 in 2004.

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