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Dimas Surname Meaning

Spanish (mainly from Mexico) and Portuguese: from the personal name Dimas from Dismas the name supposedly borne by the repentant robber crucified alongside Christ although no name is recorded in the Biblical account. Greek: from the personal name Dimas a short form of Dimitri(o)s from classical Greek Dēmētrios (see Dimitris ) or of any of various compound names based on classical Greek dēmos ‘people’ such as Dimosthenis from classical Greek Dēmosthenēs (see Demosthene ). This is also a shortened form of Greek patronymics such as Dimopoulos . Compare Demas Greek: Hellenized form of Albanian Dhima a cognate of 2 above.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Dias, Simas, Damas, Dies, Almas, Minas, Limas, Lima, Simos, Domes

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Where is the Dimas family from?

You can see how Dimas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dimas family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Dimas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1841 there was 1 Dimas family living in Midlothian. This was 100% of all the recorded Dimas's in Scotland. Midlothian had the highest population of Dimas families in 1841.
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What did your Dimas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dimas. 31% of Dimas men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Dimas women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dimas were Waiter and Cook. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    31%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Cook
    9%
  • Waiter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    43%
  • Laborer
    29%
  • Cook
    29%
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There are 713 military records available for the last name Dimas. For the veterans among your Dimas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dimas lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Dimas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Dimas in 1962 was 72, and 71 in 2004.

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