Niesen Family History

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Niesen Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Nijs, a reduced form of Denijs (see Dennis). German (frequent in the Rhineland): metronymic from a reduced form of the personal name Agnes. German: variant of Nies.

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


Similar surnames: Nissen, Niessen, Nielsen, Neese, Nilsen, Nies, Wiesen, Nessen, Neeser

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Niesen Family Origin

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Niesen Family Occupations

What did your Niesen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Niesen. 25% of Niesen men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Niesen women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Niesen were Machinist and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    22%
  • Maid
    16%
  • Nurse
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%

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

Niesen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Niesen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Niesen 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 966 immigration records available for the last name Niesen. 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 Niesen. For the veterans among your Niesen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Niesen Life Expectancy

What is the average Niesen lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Niesen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Niesen in 1951 was 46, and 69 in 2004.

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