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Nesbitt Family History

Nesbitt Name Meaning
Scottish (Borders), northern English, and northern Irish: habitational name from any of several places in the Border region of Scotland called Nesbit(t) or Nisbit, named in northern Middle English with nese ‘nose’ + bit ‘mouthful’, ‘piece of ground’ (Old English bita) or bit ‘bend’ (Old English byht, modern bight). The place names refer either to a piece of raised land sticking up like a nose, or to a bend in a river shaped like a nose.

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

377,793 Historical Documents with Nesbitt on Ancestry.com
102,249 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
14,196 Military Records
11,077 Immigration Records
70,801 Census and Voter Lists
179,470 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Nesbitt Families

  • Number of Nesbitt families
     61 - 120
     21 - 60
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Nesbitt families
     157 - 311
     53 - 156
     1 - 52
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Nesbitt families
     18 - 34
     7 - 17
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Nesbitt Family Origin

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Nesbitt Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Nesbitt

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Nesbitt Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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