Nieto Family History

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Nieto Name Meaning

Spanish: nickname for someone descended from a prominent elder in a community or one whose memory was respected, from Spanish nieto ‘grandson’ (Latin nepos, genitive nep(o)tis, ‘grandson’, ‘nephew’).

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

Similar surnames: Neto, Ito, Lieto, Nier, Dito, Naito, Nigro, Niec, Nero, Leto

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Nieto Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nieto name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Nieto. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Nieto Family Origin

Where is the Nieto family from?

Nieto Family Occupations

What did your Nieto ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Nieto occupation in the USA was Laborer. 53% of Nieto's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Nieto family was Day Laborer. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nieto.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Day Laborer


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

Nieto Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Nieto. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nieto 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Nieto. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Nieto. For the veterans among your Nieto ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nieto Life Expectancy

What is the average Nieto lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Nieto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Nieto in 1954 was 59, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nieto

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nieto 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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