Diego Family History

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Diego Name Meaning

Spanish: from the personal name Diego, which is of uncertain derivation. It was early taken to be a reduced form of Santiago, and is commonly taken by English speakers as being a form of James, but this is no more than folk etymology. It is found in the Middle Ages in the Latin forms Didacus and Didagus, which Meyer-Lübke derived from Greek didakhe ‘doctrine’, ‘teaching’, but in view of the fact that it is unknown outside the Iberian Peninsula it may possibly have a pre-Roman origin.

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

Similar surnames: Virgo, Dier, Ditto, Deeg, Diers, Degon, Deo, Diem, Igo, Dies

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Diego Family Origin

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Diego Family Occupations

What did your Diego ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Diego family was Loafer. The most common Diego occupation in the USA was Laborer. 33% of Diego's were Laborers. Laborer, Miner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Diego.

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  • Laborer

  • Miner

  • Farmer

  • Loafer


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Diego Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Diego. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Diego 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Diego. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Diego. For the veterans among your Diego ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Diego Life Expectancy

What is the average Diego lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Diego life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Diego in 1962 was 71, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Diego 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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