Nyman Family History

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Nyman Name Meaning

Danish and Swedish: nickname for a newcomer to a place, from Scandinavian ny ‘new’ + man ‘man’. The Swedish name may also be of ornamental origin. Jewish: American spelling variant of Naiman ‘newcomer’.

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

Similar surnames: Ryman, Byman, Hyman, Eyman, Neman, Oman, Boman, Nieman, Hayman, Lyman

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Nyman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nyman name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Sweden


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Finland


  • Norway


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Nyman Family Origin

Where is the Nyman family from?

Nyman Family Occupations

What did your Nyman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nyman. The most common Nyman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Nyman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Nyman family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Nyman Historical Records

What Nyman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Nyman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nyman 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Nyman. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Nyman. For the veterans among your Nyman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nyman Life Expectancy

What is the average Nyman lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Nyman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Nyman in 1942 was 41, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nyman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nyman 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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