Dieter Family History

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Dieter Name Meaning

German: from the Germanic personal name Theudhar, composed of theud ‘people’, ‘race’ + hari, heri ‘army’.

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

Similar surnames: Deter, Diener, Witter, Diemer, Wieger, Sieger, Dietl, Rieber, Dieker

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Dieter Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dieter name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dieter. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Dieter Family Origin

Where is the Dieter family from?

Dieter Family Occupations

What did your Dieter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dieter. A less common occupation for the Dieter family was Keeping House. The most common Dieter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Dieter's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dieter ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dieter Historical Records

What Dieter family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Dieter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dieter 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dieter. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Dieter. For the veterans among your Dieter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dieter Life Expectancy

What is the average Dieter lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dieter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Dieter in 1944 was 43, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dieter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dieter 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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