Dillinger Family History

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Dillinger Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from Dillingen near Augsburg or Tüllingen in Baden. English: habitational name from Drellingore in Kent, which is recorded as Dillynger in 1264, from the Old English personal name Dylla + -ing- denoting association + Old English ora ‘hill slope’.

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

Similar surnames: Fillinger, Killinger, Dollinger, Dellinger, Hollinger, Willinger

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Dillinger Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dillinger name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dillinger. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Dillinger Family Origin

Where is the Dillinger family from?

Dillinger Family Occupations

What did your Dillinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dillinger. The most common Dillinger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Dillinger's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dillinger family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Dillinger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Dillinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dillinger 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 709 immigration records available for the last name Dillinger. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Dillinger. For the veterans among your Dillinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dillinger Life Expectancy

What is the average Dillinger lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Dillinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dillinger in 1951 was 61, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dillinger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dillinger 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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