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Diel Name Meaning

German: variant of Diehl . The surname Diel of the same origin is also found in France (mainly Ardennes). French: variant or an altered form of Dyel possibly a cognate of 1 above. The surname Dyel is very rare in France found only in Seine-Maritime while the surname Diel is not found in Seine-Maritime. Compare Guiel Yell and Yelle .

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


Similar surnames: Deel, Viel, Diez, Biel, Kiel, Niel, Deal, Dies, Duel, Dier

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Where is the Diel family from?

You can see how Diel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Diel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Diel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 12 Diel families living in New Brunswick. This was about 50% of all the recorded Diel's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Diel families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Diel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Diel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Diel. 27% of Diel men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Diel women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Diel were Proprietor and Housewife. .

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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

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Maid
    11%
  • Laundress
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Diel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Diel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Diel. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Diel. For the veterans among your Diel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Diel lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Diel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Diel in 1958 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

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