Nagy Family History

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Nagy Name Meaning

Hungarian and Jewish (from Hungary): nickname for a large or powerful person, from Hungarian nagy ‘big’. The family name is contrasted with Kiss and was sometimes used to describe the older of two bearers of the same personal name. Indian: variant of Nagi.

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

Similar surnames: Gnagy, Nagi, Nay, Amy, Bay, Davy, Nau, Day, Nager, Hagg

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Nagy Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nagy name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Nagy. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Baltic States


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Nagy Family Origin

Where is the Nagy family from?

Nagy Family Occupations

What did your Nagy ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Nagy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Nagy's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Nagy family was Shoe Maker. Farmer and Carpenter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Nagy.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Shoe Maker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Nagy ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Nagy Historical Records

What Nagy family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Nagy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nagy census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 25,000 immigration records available for the last name Nagy. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 23,000 military records available for the last name Nagy. For the veterans among your Nagy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nagy Life Expectancy

What is the average Nagy lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Nagy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Nagy in 1944 was 27, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nagy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nagy ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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