Nigh Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of English Nye, or possibly an Americanized spelling of German Neu or Ney.

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


Similar surnames: Nish, Rugh, Daigh, Nice, Bish, Noah, Fish, Niss, Mish, Bligh

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Nigh Family Origin

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Nigh Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Farming

    5%

In 1880, the most common Nigh occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Nigh's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Nigh family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nigh.

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Nigh Historical Records

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Nigh Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Nigh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Nigh in 1952 was 49, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nigh

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