Nelms Family History

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Nelms Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near or amid a grove of elm trees, from misdivision of Middle English atten elmes ‘at the elms’ (see Elm).

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


Similar surnames: Elm, Helm, Fels, Ness, Elms, Kelm, Melms, Wells, Delmas, Delfs

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Nelms Family Origin

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Nelms Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Nelms occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Nelms's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Nelms family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nelms.

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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Nelms Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Nelms. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nelms 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Nelms. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Nelms. For the veterans among your Nelms ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nelms Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Nelms life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Nelms in 1953 was 59, and 75 in 2004.

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