Dietz Family History

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Dietz Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the personal name Dietrich.

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

Similar surnames: Deetz, Diltz, Fietz, Tietz, Lietz, Dietl, Zietz, Mietz, Gretz, Metz

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Dietz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dietz name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dietz. 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


  • Norway


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Dietz Family Origin

Where is the Dietz family from?

Dietz Family Occupations

What did your Dietz ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dietz family was Farm Labourer. Farmer, Servant and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dietz. The most common Dietz occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Dietz's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Servant

  • Blacksmith

  • Farm Labourer


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

Dietz Historical Records

What Dietz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 72,000 census records available for the last name Dietz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dietz 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Dietz. 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 27,000 military records available for the last name Dietz. For the veterans among your Dietz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dietz Life Expectancy

What is the average Dietz lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Dietz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dietz in 1942 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dietz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dietz 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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