Nys Name Meaning

French: from a reduced form of the personal name Denys, a variant spelling of Denis (see Dennis).

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


Similar surnames: Nau, Enis, Ris, Leys, Mis, Sas, Noya, Boys, Cyr, Noe

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Nys Family Origin

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Nys Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Nys family was Works In Tannery. The most common Nys occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Nys's were Farmers. Farmer and Gardner were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Nys.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Gardner

    33%
  • Works In Tannery

    33%

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Nys Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Nys Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Nys life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Nys in 1962 was 66, and 13 in 2004.

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