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Diller Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a sawyer, from an agent derivative of Middle High German dille, dil ‘plank’, ‘(floor)board’. German: habitational name for someone from any of various places named Dill, Dille, or Till. English: occupational name for a grower of dill, from an agent derivative of Old English dile (see Dill 2).

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


Similar surnames: Tiller, Biller, Miller, Dimler, Filler, Spiller, Deller, Hiller

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Where is the Diller family from?

You can see how Diller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Diller family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Diller families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 45 Diller families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 76% of all the recorded Diller's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Diller families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Diller surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Diller ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Diller. 23% of Diller men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Diller women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Diller were Salesman 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

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Seamstress
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Diller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Diller 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Diller. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Diller. For the veterans among your Diller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Diller lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Diller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Diller in 1949 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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