Nilan Family History

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Nilan Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Nealon.

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

Similar surnames: Nelan, Niland, Nolan, Neilan, Tolan, Niman, Bolan, Neman, Allan

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Nilan Family Origin

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Nilan Family Occupations

What did your Nilan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Nilan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 23% of Nilan's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nilan. A less common occupation for the Nilan family was Coachman.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Coachman


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

Nilan Historical Records

What Nilan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Nilan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nilan 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 898 immigration records available for the last name Nilan. 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 947 military records available for the last name Nilan. For the veterans among your Nilan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nilan Life Expectancy

What is the average Nilan lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Nilan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Nilan in 1963 was 71, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nilan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nilan 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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