Diefendorf Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Diefendorf Name Meaning

German: habitational name, apparently from a lost or unidentified place named Diefendorf. It is possible that the place in question is in fact Dübendorf near Zürich, Switzerland, which became to Diebenderf in the Palatinate (listed as a name of the Palatines), and subsequently transformed to Diefendorf, modified on the model of Diefenbach, a very frequent surname in southwestern Germany.

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

Similar surnames: Mittendorf, Dockendorf, Neuendorf, Heckendorf, Altendorf, Hilgendorf

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Diefendorf Family Origin

Where is the Diefendorf family from?

Diefendorf Family Occupations

What did your Diefendorf ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Retired Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Diefendorf. A less common occupation for the Diefendorf family was Laborer. The most common Diefendorf occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Diefendorf's were Farmers.

View Census data for Diefendorf | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Retired Farmer

  • Laborer


United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Diefendorf Historical Records

What Diefendorf family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Diefendorf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Diefendorf census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Diefendorf

Passenger List

There are 353 immigration records available for the last name Diefendorf. 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.

View all Diefendorf immigration records

Draft Card

There are 514 military records available for the last name Diefendorf. For the veterans among your Diefendorf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Diefendorf military records

You've only scratched the surface of Diefendorf family history.

Diefendorf Life Expectancy

What is the average Diefendorf lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Diefendorf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Diefendorf in 1962 was 77, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Diefendorf

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Diefendorf 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.

Look up another name