Nearhood Family History

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Nearhood Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Nierhuth, a reduced form of Niederhuth (North German Nedderhod), a nickname referring to a particular style of headgear, from nieder ‘low’ + hut ‘hat’, or, in the south, a topographic name from Middle High German nider ‘low’ + huott(e) ‘(field) range’, ‘pasture’.

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

Similar surnames: Nearhoof, Gerhold, Pearson, Harold, Nearing, Dearmond, Berhow, Narrow

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Nearhood Family Origin

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Nearhood Family Occupations

What did your Nearhood ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Nearhood occupation in the USA was Laborer. 40% of Nearhood's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Nearhood family was Farm Hand. Laborer, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nearhood.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Hand


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Nearhood Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Nearhood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nearhood 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 33 immigration records available for the last name Nearhood. 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 314 military records available for the last name Nearhood. For the veterans among your Nearhood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nearhood Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2003, in the United States, Nearhood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Nearhood in 1956 was 26, and 76 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nearhood 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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