Nifong Family History

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Nifong Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of German Neufang, a nickname for a new settler or a topographic name for someone who lived on newly cleared land, from Middle High German niuvanc.

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

Similar surnames: Wilfong, Riling, Nonn, Spong, Nuding, Picon, Xiong, Tirone, Font

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Nifong Family Origin

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Nifong Family Occupations

What did your Nifong ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Nifong family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Keeping House and Mechanic were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nifong. The most common Nifong occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Nifong's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Mechanic

  • Blacksmith


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

Nifong Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Nifong. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nifong 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 94 immigration records available for the last name Nifong. 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 565 military records available for the last name Nifong. For the veterans among your Nifong ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nifong Life Expectancy

What is the average Nifong lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Nifong life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Nifong in 1949 was 31, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nifong

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nifong 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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