Nez Name Meaning

French: from nez ‘nose’, applied as a nickname for someone with a big or otherwise remarkable nose.

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

Similar surnames: Knez, New, Fey, Jez, Ney, Neu, Noh, Re, Beu, Denz

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Nez Family Origin

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Nez Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Nez family was Railroader. The most common Nez occupation in the USA was Coal Miner. 33% of Nez's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Nez.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Laborer

  • Railroader


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Nez Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Nez. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nez 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 247 immigration records available for the last name Nez. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Nez. For the veterans among your Nez ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nez Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Nez life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Nez in 1949 was 63, and 63 in 2004.

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