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Nessmith Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant of Naismith .

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


Similar surnames: Nesmith, Naismith, Nesbit, Hysmith, Nesbitt, Lesslie, Wassmuth

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Where is the Nessmith family from?

You can see how Nessmith families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nessmith family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nessmith families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Nessmith families living in Georgia. This was 100% of all the recorded Nessmith's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Nessmith families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nessmith surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nessmith ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Nessmith. 39% of Nessmith men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
    39%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Electrician
    10%
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What Nessmith family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Nessmith. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nessmith census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 131 immigration records available for the last name Nessmith. 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 306 military records available for the last name Nessmith. For the veterans among your Nessmith ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nessmith lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Nessmith life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Nessmith in 1960 was 42, and 55 in 2004.

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