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Dieter Name Meaning

German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Theudhar composed of the elements theud ‘people race’ + hāri hēri ‘army’. Compare Teter .

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


Similar surnames: Deter, Diener, Witter, Diemer, Wieger, Sieger, Dietl, Rieber, Dieker

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Where is the Dieter family from?

You can see how Dieter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dieter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dieter families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 20 Dieter families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 74% of all the recorded Dieter's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Dieter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dieter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dieter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dieter. 18% of Dieter men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Dieter women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dieter were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Secretary
    9%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Dieter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dieter 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 Dieter. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Dieter. For the veterans among your Dieter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dieter lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dieter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Dieter in 1944 was 43, and 71 in 2004.

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