Diego Name Meaning

Spanish: from the personal name Diego, which is of uncertain derivation. It was early taken to be a reduced form of Santiago, and is commonly taken by English speakers as being a form of James, but this is no more than folk etymology. It is found in the Middle Ages in the Latin forms Didacus and Didagus, which Meyer-Lübke derived from Greek didakhe ‘doctrine’, ‘teaching’, but in view of the fact that it is unknown outside the Iberian Peninsula it may possibly have a pre-Roman origin.

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


Similar surnames: Virgo, Dier, Ditto, Deeg, Diers, Degon, Deo, Diem, Igo, Dies

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Diego Family Origin

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Diego Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    33%
  • Miner

    33%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Loafer

    17%

In 1880, the most common Diego occupation in the USA was Laborer. 33% of Diego's were Laborers. Laborer, Miner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Diego. A less common occupation for the Diego family was Loafer.

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Between 1962 and 2004, Diego life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Diego in 1962 was 71, and 75 in 2004.

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