Nissley Family History

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Nissley Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Nissle, a pet form of the personal names Dionys (Denis) or Nikolaus (see Nicholas). Americanized spelling of German Nüssli, Nüssle, Nüsslein, topographic names for someone who lived near a place where nut trees grew, from Middle High German nuz ‘nut’ + the diminutive suffix -le, -lein. Altered spelling of North German Nissler or Nüssler, a nickname for a slow worker, from Low German nusse ‘slow, weak person’.

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


Similar surnames: Kissler, Wissler, Nissen, Kinsley, Niceley, Ilsley, Eisley, Rissler

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Nissley Family Origin

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Nissley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    54%
  • Retired Farmer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, the most common Nissley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Nissley's were Farmers. Farmer, Retired Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nissley. A less common occupation for the Nissley family was Farming.

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Nissley Historical Records

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Nissley Life Expectancy

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