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Dillinger Name Meaning

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

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


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

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Where is the Dillinger family from?

You can see how Dillinger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dillinger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dillinger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Dillinger families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Dillinger's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Dillinger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dillinger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dillinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dillinger. 23% of Dillinger men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Dillinger women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dillinger were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper. .

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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
    20%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    13%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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