Nettle Family History

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Nettle Name Meaning

English (Cornwall): probably a topographic name for someone who lived at a place overgrown with nettles, Middle English net(t)el. Respelling of North German Nettel, a nickname for an obnoxious person, from Middle Low German nettel ‘nettle’.

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

Similar surnames: Settle, Kettle, Netter, Hettler, Mettler, Nestler, Zettler, Nettles

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Nettle Family Origin

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Nettle Family Occupations

What did your Nettle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Nettle family was Farming. The most common Nettle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Nettle's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nettle.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming


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

Nettle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Nettle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nettle 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Nettle. 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 Nettle. For the veterans among your Nettle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nettle Life Expectancy

What is the average Nettle lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Nettle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Nettle in 1959 was 43, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nettle 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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