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Nair Family History

Nair Name Meaning
Indian (Kerala): Hindu (Nayar) name denoting membership of the Nayar community, which is from Malayalam nayar ‘leader’, ‘lord’, ‘soldier’ (from Sanskrit naya(ka) ‘leader’ + the honorific plural ending -r). The Nayars were regarded as protectors of the land.Northern Irish: reduced form of McNair.

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

43,449 Historical Documents with Nair on Ancestry.com
10,067 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,690 Military Records
2,119 Immigration Records
13,927 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Nair Families

  • Number of Nair families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Nair families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Nair families
     7 - 12
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Nair Family Origin

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Nair Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Nair

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Nair Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Nair census records

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Nair Civil War Service Records

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