Nairn Family History

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Nairn Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the place of this name, east of Inverness, named for the river at whose mouth it stands. The river name is of pre-Celtic origin.

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


Similar surnames: Cain, Bain, Hain, Rain, Main, Naden, Aird, Maire, Gair, Nair

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Nairn Family Origin

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Nairn Family Occupations

What did your Nairn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Nairn family was Clerk Store. Farmer, Keeping House and Blind, And Sash Manufacturer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nairn. The most common Nairn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Nairn's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Keeping House

    15%
  • Blind, And Sash Manufacturer

    5%
  • Clerk Store

    5%

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

Nairn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Nairn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nairn 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Nairn. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Nairn. For the veterans among your Nairn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nairn Life Expectancy

What is the average Nairn lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Nairn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Nairn in 1940 was 35, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nairn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nairn 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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