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Niskanen Name Meaning

Finnish: from niska ‘neck’ + the common surname suffix -nen, applied either as a topographic name referring to some geographical feature such as a mountain ridge, rapids, or an isthmus, or as a nickname for a stubborn person. It is found chiefly in central Finland and can be traced back to the 16th century.

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


Similar surnames: Tikkanen, Waisanen, Raisanen, Wirtanen, Niska, Hokkanen, Koskinen

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Niskanen Family Occupations

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Niskanen Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Niskanen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Niskanen in 1960 was 69, and 64 in 2004.

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