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Dietz Family History

Dietz Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the personal name Dietrich . Compare Deats Deets 1 and Deitz .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Deetz, Diltz, Fietz, Tietz, Lietz, Dietl, Zietz, Mietz, Gretz, Metz

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Where is the Dietz family from?

You can see how Dietz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dietz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dietz families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 28 Dietz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 56% of all the recorded Dietz's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Dietz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dietz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dietz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dietz. 13% of Dietz men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Dietz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dietz were Truck Driver 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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 72,000 census records available for the last name Dietz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dietz 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 Dietz. 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 27,000 military records available for the last name Dietz. For the veterans among your Dietz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dietz lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Dietz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dietz in 1942 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

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