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Dietrich Name Meaning

German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Theodoric (see Terry ) composed of the elements theud ‘people race’ + rīc ‘power(ful) rich’. This surname is also found in some other European countries notably in France (Alsace and Lorraine) and Poland. Compare Dedrick Deitrich Detrick and Tetrick .

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


Similar surnames: Diedrich, Friedrich, Zipprich, Eirich, Willrich, Weirich, Detrick

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Where is the Dietrich family from?

You can see how Dietrich families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dietrich family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dietrich families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 33 Dietrich families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 79% of all the recorded Dietrich's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Dietrich families in 1840.
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What did your Dietrich ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dietrich. 15% of Dietrich men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Dietrich women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dietrich were Clerk and Housewife. .

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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
    15%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

There are 65,000 census records available for the last name Dietrich. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dietrich 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Dietrich. 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 37,000 military records available for the last name Dietrich. For the veterans among your Dietrich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dietrich lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Dietrich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dietrich in 1943 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

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