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Nilges Family History

Nilges Name Meaning
North German: from a reduced and altered pet form of the personal name Cornelius.

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

10,867 Historical Documents with Nilges on Ancestry
3,642 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
303 Military Records
46 Immigration Records
969 Census and Voter Lists
5,907 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Nilges Families

  • Number of Nilges families
     11 - 19
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Nilges families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Nilges last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Nilges Family Origin

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Nilges Immigration Information

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Nilges Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Nilges Civil War Service Records

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