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Niles Family History

Niles Name Meaning
English: perhaps a patronymic from the medieval personal name Nel or Neal (see Nelson).Possibly a variant of German Neils, a derivative of the personal name Cornelius.

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

418,805 Historical Documents with Niles on Ancestry.com
75,691 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
15,966 Military Records
5,295 Immigration Records
63,556 Census and Voter Lists
258,297 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Niles Families

  • Number of Niles families
     167 - 331
     56 - 166
     1 - 55
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Niles families
     17 - 32
     6 - 16
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Niles families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Niles Family Origin

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Niles Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Niles

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Niles Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Niles Civil War Service Records

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