Niska Family History

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Niska Name Meaning

Finnish: topographic name from a place named with niska ‘neck’, i.e. an isthmus.

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

Similar surnames: Disla, Niva, Pisa, Miska, Risk, Nissan, Ziska, Piske, Nitka, Huska

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Niska Family Origin

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Niska Family Occupations

What did your Niska ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Niska family was Farmer. The most common Niska occupation in the USA was Copper Miner. 50% of Niska's were Copper Miners. Copper Miner and Com. Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Niska.

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  • Copper Miner

  • Com. Laborer

  • Farmer


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

Niska Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 941 census records available for the last name Niska. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Niska 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 376 immigration records available for the last name Niska. 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 166 military records available for the last name Niska. For the veterans among your Niska ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Niska Life Expectancy

What is the average Niska lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2002, in the United States, Niska life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Niska in 1962 was 44, and 89 in 2002.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Niska 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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