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Dineen Family History

Dineen Name Meaning

Irish (Cork and Limerick): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinnín ‘descendant of Duinnín’ a byname from a diminutive of donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Dinan, Dennen, Dinkin, Kneen, Linden, Deneen, Dinneen, Mineau, Dine

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Where is the Dineen family from?

You can see how Dineen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dineen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Dineen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 61 Dineen families living in Massachusetts. This was about 29% of all the recorded Dineen's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Dineen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dineen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dineen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dineen. 12% of Dineen men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Dineen women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dineen were Clerk and Secretary. .

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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

  • Laborer
    12%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Saleslady
    8%
  • Secretary
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Dineen. 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 Dineen. For the veterans among your Dineen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dineen lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Dineen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Dineen in 1956 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

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