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Nye Family History

Nye Name Meaning
English (southeastern): topographic name arising from a misdivision of Middle English atten (e)ye which means either ‘at the river’ or ‘at the island’, from Old English ea ‘river’ and eg ‘island’ respectively. Both these words were feminine in Old English, and so should have been preceded only by Middle English atter (see Rye), but distinctions of gender ceased to be carefully maintained in the Middle English period.

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

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Name Distribution of Nye Families

  • Number of Nye families
     139 - 275
     47 - 138
     1 - 46
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Nye families
     277 - 551
     93 - 276
     1 - 92
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Nye families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Nye Family Origin

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Nye Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Nye

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Nye Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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