Diefenbach Family History

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Diefenbach Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of various places named Diefenbach, in the Rhineland and Württemberg.

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

Similar surnames: Dieffenbach, Eisenbach, Rickenbach, Fehrenbach, Reichenbach

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Diefenbach Family Origin

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Diefenbach Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Diefenbach occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Diefenbach's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Diefenbach family was Barber. Farmer, Machinist and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Diefenbach.

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  • Farmer

  • Machinist

  • At Home

  • Barber


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Diefenbach Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Diefenbach. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Diefenbach census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Diefenbach. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Diefenbach. For the veterans among your Diefenbach ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Diefenbach Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Diefenbach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Diefenbach in 1944 was 22, and 79 in 2004.

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