Nieland Family History

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Nieland Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: topographic name from Low German nie ‘new’ + land ‘land’, denoting newly reclaimed marshland, or a habitational name from places so named in Schleswig-Holstein and Westphalia. Irish: variant of Nealon.

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

Similar surnames: Neeland, Newland, Rieland, Wieland, Nyland, Niland, Norland, Island

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Nieland Family Origin

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Nieland Family Occupations

What did your Nieland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Nieland family was Carpenter. The most common Nieland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Nieland's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nieland.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Nieland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Nieland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nieland 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 865 immigration records available for the last name Nieland. 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 Nieland. For the veterans among your Nieland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nieland Life Expectancy

What is the average Nieland lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Nieland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Nieland in 1960 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

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