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Diamond Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of a Jewish surname, spelled in various ways, derived from modern German Diamant, Demant ‘diamond’, or Yiddish dime(n)t, going back to Middle High German diemant (via Latin from Greek adamas ‘unconquerable’, genitive adamantos, a reference to the hardness of the stone). The name is mostly ornamental, one of the many Ashkenazic surnames based on mineral names, though in some cases it may have been adopted by a jeweler. English: variant of Dayman (see Day). Forms with the excrescent d are not found before the 17th century; they are at least in part the result of folk etymology. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Diamáin ‘descendant of Diamán’, earlier Díomá or Déamán, a diminutive of Díoma, itself a pet form of Diarmaid (see McDermott).

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


Similar surnames: Deacon, Dearmond, Desmond, Dimond, Dragon, Timmons, Damon, Richmond

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Diamond Family Origin

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Diamond Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    5%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%
  • Shoemaker

    2%

In 1881, Labourer, Coal Miner and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Diamond. A less common occupation for the Diamond family was Shoemaker. The most common Diamond occupation in the UK was Labourer. 5% of Diamond's were Labourers.

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