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Diener Family History

Diener Name Meaning

occupational name for a council official, Middle High German dienære. In larger centers of population, the term was also used to denote a representative of the local tradespeople. from a reduced form of the Germanic personal name Degenher, a compound of Old High German degan ‘warrior’, ‘vassal’ + her ‘noble’, ‘esteemed’.

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


Similar surnames: Dieker, Diemer, Rieber, Biener, Dienes, Fieger, Dieter, Kieser

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Where is the Diener family from?

You can see how Diener families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Diener family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Diener families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Diener family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Diener's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Diener families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Diener surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Diener ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Diener. 16% of Diener men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Diener women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Diener were Proprietor and Teacher.

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Diener. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Diener 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Diener. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Diener. For the veterans among your Diener ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Diener lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Diener life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Diener in 1944 was 32, and 87 in 2004.

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