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Nieder Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived at the lower end of a settlement, from Middle High German nider, German nieder ‘lower’, or a habitational name from any of many places called Nied (in Hesse), Niede, or Nidda.

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

Similar surnames: Rieder, Wieder, Eder, Bieber, Lieder, Fiedler, Reder, Fieser, Nader

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Where is the Nieder family from?

You can see how Nieder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nieder family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Nieder families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 24 Nieder families living in Missouri. This was about 41% of all the recorded Nieder's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Nieder families in 1880.
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What did your Nieder ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nieder. 31% of Nieder men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Nieder women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nieder were Proprietor and Housework. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Seamstress
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Nieder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nieder census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 675 immigration records available for the last name Nieder. 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 Cards

There are 18,000 military records available for the last name Nieder. For the veterans among your Nieder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nieder lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Nieder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Nieder in 1959 was 39, and 90 in 2004.

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