Niessen Family History

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Niessen Name Meaning

German (Rhineland): patronymic from the personal name Nies.

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


Similar surnames: Niesen, Nielsen, Nissen, Nessen, Riessen, Driessen, Diersen, Jessen

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Niessen Family Origin

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Niessen Family Occupations

What did your Niessen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Niessen occupation in the USA was Cutter For Merchant Tailor. 13% of Niessen's were Cutter For Merchant Tailors. Cutter For Merchant Tailor, Framer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Niessen. A less common occupation for the Niessen family was Keeps Restaurant.

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  • Cutter For Merchant Tailor

    13%
  • Framer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Keeps Restaurant

    13%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Niessen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Niessen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Niessen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Niessen 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Niessen. 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 Niessen. For the veterans among your Niessen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Niessen Life Expectancy

What is the average Niessen lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Niessen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Niessen in 1957 was 55, and 92 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Niessen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Niessen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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