Diesel Family History

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Diesel Name Meaning

Southern German: from a pet form of Matthias (see Matthew), or any of the Germanic compound names beginning with the element theudo ‘people’, ‘race’, for example Dietrich.

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

Similar surnames: Giesel, Dietl, Dietel, Dies, Liedel, Siegel, Dresel, Diebel, Diegel

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Diesel Family Origin

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Diesel Family Occupations

What did your Diesel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Diesel occupation in the USA was Brush Manufact.. 7% of Diesel's were Brush Manufact.s. A less common occupation for the Diesel family was Glass Engineer. Brush Manufact., Dressmaker and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Diesel.

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  • Brush Manufact.

  • Dressmaker

  • Farmer

  • Glass Engineer


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

Diesel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Diesel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Diesel 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 598 immigration records available for the last name Diesel. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Diesel. For the veterans among your Diesel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Diesel Life Expectancy

What is the average Diesel lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Diesel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Diesel in 1954 was 55, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Diesel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Diesel 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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