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Dies Family History

Dies Name Meaning

Altered form of German Deis . German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Teuzo from theud ‘people race’ (Old High German diot).

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

Similar surnames: Ries, Dees, Mies, Dier, Lies, Lier, Nies, Gies, Diers, Diss

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Where is the Dies family from?

You can see how Dies families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dies family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dies families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Dies families living in New York. This was about 25% of all the recorded Dies's in USA. New York had the highest population of Dies families in 1840.
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What did your Dies ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dies. 22% of Dies men worked as a Laborer and 31% of Dies women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dies were Farm Labor and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Farm Labor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Housework
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Dies. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dies 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dies. 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 32,000 military records available for the last name Dies. For the veterans among your Dies ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dies lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Dies life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dies in 1953 was 57, and 62 in 2004.

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