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Nienhuis Family History

Nienhuis Name Meaning

Dutch: topographic name for someone living at a ‘new house’ (a reduced form of nieuwenhuis).

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


Similar surnames: Nyenhuis, Nieuwenhuis, Nienhaus, Niehaus, Nyhuis, Neuhaus, Dykhuis

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Where is the Nienhuis family from?

You can see how Nienhuis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nienhuis family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Nienhuis families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 36 Nienhuis families living in Michigan. This was about 82% of all the recorded Nienhuis's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Nienhuis families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nienhuis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nienhuis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nienhuis. 25% of Nienhuis men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Nienhuis women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nienhuis were Clerk 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

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farm Operator
    22%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Clerk
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    50%
  • Stenographer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Nienhuis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nienhuis 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 496 immigration records available for the last name Nienhuis. 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 126 military records available for the last name Nienhuis. For the veterans among your Nienhuis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nienhuis lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Nienhuis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Nienhuis in 1953 was 30, and 79 in 2004.

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