Niles Family History

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Niles Name Meaning

English: perhaps a patronymic from the medieval personal name Nel or Neal (see Nelson). Possibly a variant of German Neils, a derivative of the personal name Cornelius.

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


Similar surnames: Miles, Nies, Giles, Nilges, Eales, Wiles, Nile, Iles, Files, Viles

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Niles Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Niles name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    46%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Germanic Europe

    9%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

  • Benin/Togo

    3%

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Niles Family Origin

Where is the Niles family from?

Niles Family Occupations

What did your Niles ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Niles occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Niles's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Niles family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Niles.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Niles Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 64,000 census records available for the last name Niles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Niles 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Niles. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Niles. For the veterans among your Niles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Niles Life Expectancy

What is the average Niles lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Niles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Niles in 1945 was 27, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Niles

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Niles 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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