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Nesbitt Name Meaning

Scottish (Borders), northern English, and northern Irish: habitational name from any of several places in the Border region of Scotland called Nesbit(t) or Nisbit, named in northern Middle English with nese ‘nose’ + bit ‘mouthful’, ‘piece of ground’ (Old English bita) or bit ‘bend’ (Old English byht, modern bight). The place names refer either to a piece of raised land sticking up like a nose, or to a bend in a river shaped like a nose.

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


Similar surnames: Nesbit, Merritt, Nett, Escott, Hewitt, Nesmith, Redditt, Newbill

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Nesbitt Family Origin

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Nesbitt Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Student

    7%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1881, the most common Nesbitt occupation in Canada was Farmer. 36% of Nesbitt's were Farmers. Farmer, Student and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nesbitt. A less common occupation for the Nesbitt family was Carpenter.

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