Diffin Family History

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Diffin Name Meaning

Irish (Counties Tyrone and Armagh): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibhchinn, a variant of Ó Duibhginn (see Deegan).

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

Similar surnames: Duffin, Giffin, Diskin, Gaffin, Tiffin, Griffin, Dinkin, Guffin

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Diffin Family Origin

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Diffin Family Occupations

What did your Diffin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Egg Merchant (Provs), Engineer'S Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Diffin. A less common occupation for the Diffin family was Registe Polishr Iron. The most common Diffin occupation in the UK was Egg Merchant (Provs). 20% of Diffin's were Egg Merchant (Provs)s.

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  • Egg Merchant (Provs)

  • Engineer'S Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Registe Polishr Iron


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

Diffin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Diffin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Diffin 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 362 immigration records available for the last name Diffin. 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 481 military records available for the last name Diffin. For the veterans among your Diffin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Diffin Life Expectancy

What is the average Diffin lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Diffin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Diffin in 1963 was 69, and 87 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Diffin 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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