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Diener Surname Meaning

German:: occupational name for a council official Middle High German dienære. In larger centers of population the term was also used to denote a representative of the local tradespeople. from a shortened form of the ancient Germanic personal name Degenher a compound of Old High German degan ‘young warrior vassal hero’ + hēr ‘noble esteemed’.

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


Similar surnames: Dieker, Diemer, Rieber, Biener, Dienes, Fieger, Dieter, Kieser

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Where is the Diener family from?

You can see how Diener families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Diener family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Diener families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 20 Diener families living in Ontario. This was about 95% of all the recorded Diener's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Diener families in 1911.
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What did your Diener ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Diener. 100% of Diener men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
    100%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Diener. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Diener 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Diener. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Diener. For the veterans among your Diener ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Diener lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Diener life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Diener in 1944 was 32, and 87 in 2004.

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