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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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In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Diamond. 2% of Diamond men worked as a General Labourer and 53% of Diamond women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Diamond were Bus Conductor and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Dairy Farmer
  • Tailor
  • Bus Conductor

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Diamond Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Diamond. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 26,000 military records available for the last name Diamond. For the veterans among your Diamond ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Diamond Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Diamond life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Diamond in 1941 was 23, and 76 in 2004.

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