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Niehaus Name Meaning

North German: topographic name from Middle Low German nie ‘new’ + hūs ‘house’ or a habitational name from a common North German farm name with the same meaning. This surname is also found in the Netherlands.

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


Similar surnames: Nienhaus, Neuhaus, Niehoff, Niehus, Nieland, Niekamp, Haus, Nordhaus

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Where is the Niehaus family from?

You can see how Niehaus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Niehaus family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Niehaus families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 208 Niehaus families living in Missouri. This was about 38% of all the recorded Niehaus's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Niehaus families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Niehaus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Niehaus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Niehaus. 22% of Niehaus men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Niehaus women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Niehaus were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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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
    22%
  • Carpenter
    14%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    24%
  • Waitress
    16%
  • Helper
    16%
  • Stenographer
    16%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Niehaus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Niehaus 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Niehaus. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Niehaus. For the veterans among your Niehaus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Niehaus lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Niehaus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Niehaus in 1941 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

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