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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 Diet-, as for example Dietrich.

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


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

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Diehl Family Origin

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Diehl Family Occupations

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 CA named Diehl. 49% of Diehl men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Diehl women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Diehl were Brass Smith and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    49%
  • Accountant
    3%
  • Armer
    3%
  • Brass Smith
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
    29%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Farmers Daughter
    15%
  • Seamstress
    15%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Diehl Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Diehl Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Diehl

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Diehl ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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