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Di Name Meaning

Chinese:: Mandarin form of the surname 狄 a term referring to the tribes in ancient northern China: (i) from Di (狄) the name of an ancient state (thought to have been located in Hebei or Shandong province) which was granted to Xiao Bo or Kao Bo by King Cheng of Zhou (reigned 1042–1021 BC). (ii) adopted as a surname by the Ku Di (庫狄) family during the Northern Wei dynasty (386–534 AD). (iii) traced back to other minority ethnic groups in ancient northwestern China. Mandarin form of the Chinese surname 邸 meaning ‘official residence’ in Chinese: (i) from placename Di (邸) the name of a county (unidentified location). (ii) said to be borne by some descendants of Kujula Kadphises (called 丘就郤 or 邸就郤 in Chinese 30–c. 80 AD) founder of the Kushan Empire (one branch of the Yuezhi people originating from western China) located in Central Asia during the Eastern Han dynasty (25–220 AD). Teochew Hokkien and Taiwanese form of the surname 池 see Chi The dialects of this pronunciation are found in eastern Guangdong Fujian and Taiwan from where many people migrated to Thailand Singapore and Malaysia and other parts of Southeast Asia.

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


Similar surnames: Ji, Li, Yi, Qi, Du, Ki, Pi, Dai, Ni, Din

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You can see how Di families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Di family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Di families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 5 Di families living in California. This was about 83% of all the recorded Di's in USA. California had the highest population of Di families in 1880.
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What did your Di ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Di. 67% of Di women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    67%
  • Housemaid
    34%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 307,000 immigration records available for the last name Di. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 69,000 military records available for the last name Di. For the veterans among your Di ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Di lifespan?

Between 1993 and 2003, in the United States, Di life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Di in 1993 was 81, and 93 in 2003.

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