Diver Family History

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Diver Name Meaning

Irish (County Donegal): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibhidhir or sometimes of Mac Duibhidhir (see Dwyer, also Dyer). English: of uncertain derivation; possibly from diver, an agent derivative of Middle English dive ‘to dip or plunge’, but if so the application is obscure. It may be a nickname for someone compared to a diving bird. Compare Ducker.

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

Similar surnames: Dever, Driver, Dier, Dyer, Haver, Dover, Diner, River, Lier, Rimer

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Diver Family Origin

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Diver Family Occupations

What did your Diver ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Diver. 4% of Diver men worked as a Farm Labourer and 52% of Diver women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Diver were House Painter and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farm Labourer
  • General Labourer
  • Grave Digger
  • House Painter

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Incapacitated

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

Diver Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Diver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Diver 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Diver. 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 Diver. For the veterans among your Diver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Diver Life Expectancy

What is the average Diver lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Diver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Diver in 1953 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

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