Nair Family History

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Nair Name Meaning

Indian (Kerala): Hindu (Nayar) name denoting membership of the Nayar community, which is from Malayalam nayar ‘leader’, ‘lord’, ‘soldier’ (from Sanskrit naya(ka) ‘leader’ + the honorific plural ending -r). The Nayars were regarded as protectors of the land. Northern Irish: reduced form of McNair.

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


Similar surnames: Naik, Fair, Weir, Rai, Barr, Nail, Naar, Rais, Nay, Main

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Nair Family Origin

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Nair Family Occupations

What did your Nair ancestors do for a living?

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Baggage Mester

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Baggage Mester were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nair. The most common Nair occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Nair's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Nair family was Carpenter.

Source: Census data for Nair | Data not to scale

Nair Historical Records

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Nair Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1955 and 2004, Nair life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Nair in 1955 was 55, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nair

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