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Naiman Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): Yiddish equivalent of German Neumann ‘newcomer’.

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


Similar surnames: Neiman, Nayman, Nauman, Maiman, Neman, Faiman, Neyman, Waxman, Harman

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Where is the Naiman family from?

You can see how Naiman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Naiman family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Naiman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Naiman families living in Ontario. This was about 86% of all the recorded Naiman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Naiman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Naiman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Naiman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Naiman. 23% of Naiman men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Naiman women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Naiman were Proprietor and Bookkeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Proprietor
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    27%
  • Stenographer
    27%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Bookkeeper
    14%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Naiman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Naiman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 741 immigration records available for the last name Naiman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 426 military records available for the last name Naiman. For the veterans among your Naiman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Naiman lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Naiman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Naiman in 1955 was 60, and 86 in 2004.

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