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Nelms Family History

Nelms Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone who lived near or amid a grove of elm trees, from misdivision of Middle English atten elmes ‘at the elms’ (see Elm).

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

200,625 Historical Documents with Nelms on Ancestry.com
35,630 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,496 Military Records
812 Immigration Records
23,932 Census and Voter Lists
134,755 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Nelms Families

  • Number of Nelms families
     69 - 135
     24 - 68
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Nelms families
     30 - 58
     11 - 29
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Nelms last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Nelms Family Origin

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Nelms Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Nelms

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Nelms Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Nelms census records

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Nelms Civil War Service Records

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