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Niemi Family History

Niemi Name Meaning
Finnish: from niemi ‘peninsula’, ‘headland’, originally a habitational name from a farm so named for its situation. In the late 19th century it was a popular ornamental adoption, so much so that people then began to change it for a less common name. It occurs chiefly in western Finland. In America, it is also found as an abbreviation of other surnames containing this element, such as Rajaniemi, Sotaniemi, and Syrj(a:)niemi.

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

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6,679 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Niemi Families

  • Number of Niemi families
     90 - 178
     31 - 89
     1 - 30
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Niemi last name
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Niemi families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Niemi Family Origin

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Niemi Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Niemi

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Niemi Family Occupations

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Military Service by Niemi

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