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Nathaniel Name Meaning

From the Biblical Hebrew personal name meaning ‘given by God’. This was borne by a minor prophet in the Bible (2 Samuel 7:2). It is found as both a Jewish and Gentile surname in Europe. In South India it is used as a given name among Christians, and in the U.S. it has come to be used as a family name among South Indian Christians.

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

Similar surnames: Daniel, Nathan, Mathai, Raphael, Kahanek, Handel, Natalie, Natale

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Nathaniel Family Origin

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Nathaniel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Barber


In 1880, the most common Nathaniel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Nathaniel's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nathaniel. A less common occupation for the Nathaniel family was Barber.

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