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Dilts Family History

Dilts Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Diltz.

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


Similar surnames: Kilts, Hilts, Dils, Lints, Holts, Sitts, Stilts, Hiltz, Diltz, Kitts

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Where is the Dilts family from?

You can see how Dilts families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dilts family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dilts families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 34 Dilts families living in New Jersey. This was about 63% of all the recorded Dilts's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Dilts families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dilts surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dilts ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dilts. 22% of Dilts men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Dilts women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dilts were Machinist and Bookkeeper.

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Dilts. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dilts 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 489 immigration records available for the last name Dilts. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Dilts. For the veterans among your Dilts ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dilts lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Dilts life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Dilts in 1951 was 66, and 76 in 2004.

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