Nettleton Family History

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Nettleton Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from a place so named, probably the one in Lincolnshire, although there is also one in Wiltshire. The place name is derived from Old English netele ‘nettle’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Littleton, Netherton, Embleton, Betterton, Elton, Pendleton

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Nettleton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nettleton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Nettleton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Nettleton Family Origin

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Nettleton Family Occupations

What did your Nettleton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Nettleton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Nettleton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Nettleton family was Laborer. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nettleton.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Nettleton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Nettleton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nettleton 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Nettleton. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Nettleton. For the veterans among your Nettleton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nettleton Life Expectancy

What is the average Nettleton lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Nettleton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Nettleton in 1945 was 24, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nettleton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nettleton 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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