Neilsen Family History

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Neilsen Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Nielsen or Nilsen.

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


Similar surnames: Nelson, Nelsen, Nilson, Neason, Elden, Peirson, Whilden, Boisen

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Neilsen Family Origin

Where is the Neilsen family from?

Neilsen Family Occupations

What did your Neilsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Neilsen family was Carpenter. The most common Neilsen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Neilsen's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Neilsen.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Neilsen Historical Records

What Neilsen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Neilsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Neilsen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Neilsen

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Neilsen. 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 Neilsen. For the veterans among your Neilsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Neilsen Life Expectancy

What is the average Neilsen lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Neilsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Neilsen in 1948 was 49, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Neilsen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Neilsen 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.

Famous Neilsen Family

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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
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