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Diehl Name Meaning

German: from the personal name Diel Tiel from Thilo a pet form of a personal name beginning with the ancient Germanic element theud ‘people tribe’ as for example Dietrich . This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) and the Netherlands. Compare Deal Deel and Diel .

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

Similar surnames: Dietl, Kiehl, Riehl, Gehl, Wiehl, Biehl, Hehl, Kiehn, Dies, Zuehl

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Where is the Diehl family from?

You can see how Diehl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Diehl family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Diehl families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 25 Diehl families living in Ontario. This was about 54% of all the recorded Diehl's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Diehl families in 1911.
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What did your Diehl ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Diehl. 100% of Diehl men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Diehl women worked as a Teacher. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 73,000 census records available for the last name Diehl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Diehl 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Diehl. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Diehl. For the veterans among your Diehl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Diehl lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Diehl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Diehl in 1945 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

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