Dia Name Meaning

North African (Muslim): probably from a personal name based on of Arabic ?diya? ‘light’, ‘glow’, ‘illumination’.

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

Similar surnames: Zia, Diab, Dua, Din, Mina, Zisa, Pia, Lia, Dada, Dial

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Dia Family Origin

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Dia Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Dia occupation in the UK was Waggoner For Flour M Comy. 100% of Dia's were Waggoner For Flour M Comys.

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Dia Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Dia Life Expectancy

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Between 1967 and 2003, in the United States, Dia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Dia in 1967 was 39, and 51 in 2003.

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