Dienst Family History

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Dienst Name Meaning

German: occupational name for the servant of a lord or lady, Middle High German dienest. The term also meant ‘service’, ‘tax’ and in this sense may have been a status name.

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


Similar surnames: Diener, Dies, Drost, Kienast, Dunst, Bien, Hirst, Fendt, Diss, Dent

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Dienst Family Origin

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Dienst Family Occupations

What did your Dienst ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Dentist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dienst. A less common occupation for the Dienst family was Carpenter And Farmer. The most common Dienst occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Dienst's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Dentist

    12%
  • Carpenter And Farmer

    6%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dienst ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dienst Historical Records

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Census Record

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

Search 1940's US census records for Dienst

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Dienst. 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 Dienst. For the veterans among your Dienst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dienst Life Expectancy

What is the average Dienst lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Dienst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Dienst in 1953 was 52, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dienst

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dienst ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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