Nissen Family History

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Nissen Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Nisn, from Hebrew nisan, the Jewish month during which Passover takes place, originally given to boys born in that month. Compare Oder and Nissan. German and Danish: patronymic from the Scandinavian personal name Nis, variant of Nils (see Nicholas).

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


Similar surnames: Nissan, Niesen, Nilsen, Nessen, Niessen, Ipsen, Jessen, Bissen

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Nissen Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nissen name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    42%

  • Germanic Europe

    15%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    13%

  • Sweden

    7%

  • Norway

    6%

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Nissen Family Origin

Where is the Nissen family from?

Nissen Family Occupations

What did your Nissen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nissen. A less common occupation for the Nissen family was Cigar Maker. The most common Nissen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Nissen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Butcher

    3%
  • Cigar Maker

    3%

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

Nissen Historical Records

What Nissen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Nissen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nissen 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Nissen. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Nissen. For the veterans among your Nissen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nissen Life Expectancy

What is the average Nissen lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Nissen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Nissen in 1948 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nissen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nissen 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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