Dietrich Family History

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Dietrich Name Meaning

German: from the Germanic personal name Tederich (Theudoricus), composed of the elements theud ‘people’, ‘race’ + ric ‘power(ful)’, ‘rich’. This surname is common throughout central and eastern Europe, particularly in the western Slavic countries. The forename occurs in a wide variety of local forms, especially in northern Germany. It is cognate with Dutch Diederik (see Dederick).

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


Similar surnames: Diedrich, Friedrich, Zipprich, Eirich, Willrich, Weirich, Detrick

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Dietrich Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dietrich name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    43%

  • Germanic Europe

    19%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    14%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

  • France

    3%

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Dietrich Family Origin

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Dietrich Family Occupations

What did your Dietrich ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Baker, Coml Clerk and Dock Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dietrich. A less common occupation for the Dietrich family was Furrier. The most common Dietrich occupation in the UK was Baker. 18% of Dietrich's were Bakers.

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  • Baker

    18%
  • Coml Clerk

    9%
  • Dock Labourer

    9%
  • Furrier

    9%

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

Dietrich Historical Records

What Dietrich family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 65,000 census records available for the last name Dietrich. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dietrich 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Dietrich. 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 37,000 military records available for the last name Dietrich. For the veterans among your Dietrich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dietrich Life Expectancy

What is the average Dietrich lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Dietrich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dietrich in 1943 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dietrich

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dietrich 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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