Nigg Family History

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Nigg Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German: from a short form of the personal name Niklaus, a German form of Nicholas.

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

Similar surnames: Rigg, Nigl, Figge, Niss, Sigg, Figg, Rigo, Nies, Hagg, Tagg

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Nigg Family Origin

Where is the Nigg family from?

Nigg Family Occupations

What did your Nigg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Nigg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Nigg's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Nigg family was Book Binder. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nigg.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Book Binder


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

Nigg Historical Records

What Nigg family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Nigg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nigg 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 556 immigration records available for the last name Nigg. 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 Nigg. For the veterans among your Nigg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nigg Life Expectancy

What is the average Nigg lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Nigg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Nigg in 1952 was 67, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nigg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nigg 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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