Niebuhr Family History

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Niebuhr Name Meaning

North German and Danish equivalent of Neubauer, or, as Søndergaard proposes, from a dialect form of German Nachbar ‘Neighbor’.

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


Similar surnames: Niebur, Niebauer, Nieboer, Nier, Fieber, Niehus, De Buhr, Nebel, Lier

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Niebuhr Family Origin

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Niebuhr Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Niebuhr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Niebuhr's were Farmers. Farmer, Accountant and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Niebuhr. A less common occupation for the Niebuhr family was Builder.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Accountant

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Builder

    4%

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

Niebuhr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Niebuhr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Niebuhr 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Niebuhr. 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 Niebuhr. For the veterans among your Niebuhr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Niebuhr Life Expectancy

What is the average Niebuhr lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Niebuhr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Niebuhr in 1955 was 57, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Niebuhr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Niebuhr 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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