Nathaniel Family History

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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

What did your Nathaniel ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Farm Laborer

    13%
  • Barber

    3%

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Nathaniel Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Nathaniel Life Expectancy

What is the average Nathaniel lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Nathaniel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Nathaniel in 1942 was 39, and 67 in 2004.

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