Nice Name Meaning

English (Essex) and French: nickname from Middle English, Old French nice ‘foolish’, ‘simple’ (Latin nescius ‘ignorant’). In the 14th century the English word also acquired the sense ‘wanton’ and in the 15th century ‘coy’, ‘shy’, both of which meanings may be reflected in the surname. The sense ‘fastidious’, ‘precise’, ‘minute’ developed only in the 16th century, probably too late to have given rise to any surnames, and the present-day sense of general approbation is not clearly attested until the late 19th century. Americanized spelling of German Neis.

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


Similar surnames: Dice, Bice, Nyce, Tice, Noe, Nine, Nick, Rice, Ice, Vice

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Nice Family Origin

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Cabinet Maker

    4%

In 1880, the most common Nice occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Nice's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Nice family was Cabinet Maker. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nice.

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Between 1949 and 2004, Nice life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Nice in 1949 was 45, and 66 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nice

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