Diesel Family History

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Diesel Name Meaning

Southern German: from a pet form of Matthias (see Matthew), or any of the Germanic compound names beginning with the element theudo ‘people’, ‘race’, for example Dietrich.

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


Similar surnames: Giesel, Dietl, Dietel, Dies, Liedel, Siegel, Dresel, Diebel, Diegel

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Diesel Family Origin

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Diesel Family Occupations

What did your Diesel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Diesel. 11% of Diesel men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Diesel women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Diesel were Laborer and Bookeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    13%
  • Saleslady
    9%
  • Typist
    9%
  • Bookeeper
    5%

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

Diesel Historical Records

What Diesel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Diesel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Diesel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Diesel

Passenger List

There are 598 immigration records available for the last name Diesel. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Diesel. For the veterans among your Diesel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Diesel Life Expectancy

What is the average Diesel lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Diesel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Diesel in 1954 was 55, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Diesel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Diesel 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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