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Nilsen Name Meaning

Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Nils, a reduced form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas).

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


Similar surnames: Nielsen, Nissen, Niesen, Gillen, Nelsen, Wilson, Billen, Nelson

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Nilsen Family Origin

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Nilsen Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    62%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    4%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, the most common Nilsen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 62% of Nilsen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Nilsen family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nilsen.

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Nilsen Historical Records

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Nilsen Life Expectancy

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