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Nese Name Meaning

Norwegian: variant of Ness . Italian: possibly from a short form of a habitational name ending with the suffix -ese such as Bolognese . Italian: from a short form of a personal name such as Agnese (see Agnes ).

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


Similar surnames: Ness, Neve, Neske, Neese, Nest, Niese, Nebel, Nesby, Kise, Vose

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Where is the Nese family from?

You can see how Nese families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nese family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nese families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Nese families living in Manitoba. This was about 75% of all the recorded Nese's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Nese families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nese surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nese ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nese. 23% of Nese men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Nese women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nese were Machinist and Secretary. .

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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
    20%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    34%
  • Waitress
    34%
  • Secretary
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Nese. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nese 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 510 immigration records available for the last name Nese. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Nese. For the veterans among your Nese ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nese lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Nese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Nese in 1941 was 43, and 87 in 2004.

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