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Diver Name Meaning

Irish (County Donegal): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibhidhir or sometimes of Mac Duibhidhir (see Dwyer also Dyer Dever and Devere ). English: from Middle English diver attested only in the sense ‘rope dancer’ but probably also an occupational name for one who dives under water (for example to mend boats weirs or fishing nets or to collect oysters or other shellfish).

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


Similar surnames: Dever, Driver, Dier, Dyer, Haver, Dover, Diner, River, Lier, Rimer

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Where is the Diver family from?

You can see how Diver families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Diver family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Diver families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Diver families living in New York. This was about 38% of all the recorded Diver's in USA. New York had the highest population of Diver families in 1840.
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What did your Diver ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Diver. 22% of Diver men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Diver women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Diver were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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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
    20%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    11%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Diver. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Diver. For the veterans among your Diver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Diver lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Diver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Diver in 1953 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

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