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Didier Name Meaning

French: from the personal name (Latin Desiderius, a derivative of desiderium ‘desire’, ‘longing’, given either to a longed-for child as an expression of the Christian’s spiritual longing for God). The name was borne by a 3rd-century bishop of Langres and a 6th-century bishop of Vienne in the Dauphiné, both of whom were locally venerated as saints.

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


Similar surnames: Dodier, Rodier, Dicker, Vivier, Dier, Diller, Dozier, Denier, Diener

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Where is the Didier family from?

You can see how Didier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Didier family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Didier families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Didier families living in Maryland. This was about 67% of all the recorded Didier's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Didier families in 1840.
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What did your Didier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Didier. 19% of Didier men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Didier women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Didier were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    18%
  • Saleslady
    12%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Didier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Didier 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Didier. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Didier. For the veterans among your Didier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Didier lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Didier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Didier in 1961 was 60, and 82 in 2004.

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