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Nieves Family History

Nieves Name Meaning
religious byname, from the title María de las Nieves ‘Mary of the Snows’, given particularly to children born on 5 August, on which date the Virgin allegedly once caused it to snow in Rome. It is possible that the surname derives in part from a nickname for someone with snow-white hair.Castilianized form of the Galician and Asturian-Leonese habitational name Neves.

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

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201,161 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6,314 Military Records
10,211 Immigration Records
96,167 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Nieves Families

  • Number of Nieves families
     243 - 484
     82 - 242
     1 - 81
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Nieves families
     7 - 12
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Nieves families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Nieves Family Origin

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Nieves Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Nieves

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Nieves Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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