Dias Family History

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Dias Name Meaning

Portuguese: patronymic from the medieval personal name Didacus (genitive Didaci). Compare Diego. This name is also common in the former Portuguese colony of Goa and elsewhere on the west coast of India, having been taken there by Portuguese settlers.

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

Similar surnames: Diaz, Lias, Dial, Dimas, Dies, Sias, Diss, Bas, Deas, Dia

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Dias Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dias name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dias. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Portugal


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Spain


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Dias Family Origin

Where is the Dias family from?

Dias Family Occupations

What did your Dias ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dias family was Foreman In Wool Whse. The most common Dias occupation in the UK was Assists Chemist. 8% of Dias's were Assists Chemists. Assists Chemist, Dividends In Consols and Dock Porter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dias.

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  • Assists Chemist

  • Dividends In Consols

  • Dock Porter

  • Foreman In Wool Whse


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

Dias Historical Records

What Dias family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 88,000 census records available for the last name Dias. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dias 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 21,000 immigration records available for the last name Dias. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Dias. For the veterans among your Dias ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dias Life Expectancy

What is the average Dias lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Dias life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Dias in 1943 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dias 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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