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Dein Name Meaning

from a short form of the personal name Deinhart, itself a variant of Degenhar(d)t (see Degenhardt). North German: in Westphalia, a topographic name, from field names Deine, Dene meaning ‘moist lowland or hollow’.

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


Similar surnames: Dehn, Duin, Bein, Mein, Wein, Lein, Dean, Rein, Hein, Nein

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Where is the Dein family from?

You can see how Dein families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dein family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dein families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 29 Dein families living in Quebec. This was about 67% of all the recorded Dein's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Dein families in 1911.
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What did your Dein ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dein. 29% of Dein men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Dein women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dein were Clerk and Seamstress.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    28%
  • Secretary
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Seamstress
    12%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Dein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dein 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 530 immigration records available for the last name Dein. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 36,000 military records available for the last name Dein. For the veterans among your Dein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dein lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Dein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Dein in 1962 was 83, and 61 in 2004.

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