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Nash Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by an ash tree, a variant of Ash by misdivision of Middle English atten ash ‘at the ash’, or a habitational name from any of the many places in England and Wales named Nash, from this phrase, as for example Nash in Buckinghamshire, Herefordshire, or Shropshire. The name was established from an early date in Wales and Ireland. Jewish: of unknown origin, possibly an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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


Similar surnames: Ash, Dash, Rash, Tash, Nast, Sas, Nass, Mash, Rush, Gash

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Where is the Nash family from?

You can see how Nash families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nash family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nash families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 220 Nash families living in New York. This was about 22% of all the recorded Nash's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Nash families in 1840.
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What did your Nash ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nash. 17% of Nash men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Nash women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nash were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
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Passenger Lists

There are 65,000 immigration records available for the last name Nash. 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 Cards

There are 71,000 military records available for the last name Nash. For the veterans among your Nash ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nash lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Nash life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Nash in 1940 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

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