Nieman Family History

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Nieman Name Meaning

nickname for a newcomer to a place, from nie ‘new’ (variant of German neu or Dutch nieuw) + man ‘man’. Perhaps also from niemand ‘nobody’, hence a nickname for an orphan or a person of no account.

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

Similar surnames: Neman, Nyman, Nierman, Niemann, Wierman, Wiman, Aikman, Lipman

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Nieman Family Origin

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Nieman Family Occupations

What did your Nieman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Nieman family was Tailor. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nieman. The most common Nieman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Nieman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Tailor


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Nieman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Nieman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nieman 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Nieman. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Nieman. For the veterans among your Nieman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nieman Life Expectancy

What is the average Nieman lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Nieman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Nieman in 1950 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nieman

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