Diver Name Meaning

Irish (County Donegal): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibhidhir or sometimes of Mac Duibhidhir (see Dwyer, also Dyer). English: of uncertain derivation; possibly from diver, an agent derivative of Middle English dive ‘to dip or plunge’, but if so the application is obscure. It may be a nickname for someone compared to a diving bird. Compare Ducker.

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


Similar surnames: Dever, Driver, Dier, Dyer, Haver, Dover, Diner, River, Lier, Rimer

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Diver Family Origin

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Diver Family Occupations

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  • Bucher

    20%
  • Clerk

    20%
  • Electro Master

    20%
  • Hunter

    20%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Diver family was Hunter. Bucher, Clerk and Electro Master were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Diver. The most common Diver occupation in Canada was Bucher. 20% of Diver's were Buchers.

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Diver Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, Diver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Diver in 1953 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Diver

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