Dillenburg Family History

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Dillenburg Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place in Hesse now named Dillenburg, but formerly called Dillenberg. This was the ancestral home of William of Orange (Willem van Oranje) of the house of Nassau.

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

Similar surnames: Hillenburg, Wollenburg, Willenborg, Ellenburg, Hilgenberg, Bielenberg

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Dillenburg Family Origin

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Dillenburg Family Occupations

What did your Dillenburg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dillenburg family was Merchant. Farmer, Laborer and Machinist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dillenburg. The most common Dillenburg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Dillenburg's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Machinist

  • Merchant


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

Dillenburg Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Dillenburg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dillenburg 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 117 immigration records available for the last name Dillenburg. 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 610 military records available for the last name Dillenburg. For the veterans among your Dillenburg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dillenburg Life Expectancy

What is the average Dillenburg lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Dillenburg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Dillenburg in 1963 was 66, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dillenburg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dillenburg 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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