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Nevin Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish (Leinster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Naoimhín, a patronymic from a personal name representing a diminutive of naomh ‘saint’. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cnáimhín ‘son of Cnámhín’, a Galway name, or Ó Cnáimhín, a Munster name meaning ‘descendant of Cnámhín’, a byname meaning ‘little bone’, used to refer to a thin man.

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


Similar surnames: Kevin, Levin, Savin, Mcnevin, Newlin, Devin, Nein, Nevins, Nelis

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You can see how Nevin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nevin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nevin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 66 Nevin families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Nevin's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Nevin families in 1911.
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What did your Nevin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Nevin. 49% of Nevin men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    49%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Agent
    11%
  • Manufacturer
    7%
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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Nevin. 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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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Nevin. For the veterans among your Nevin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nevin lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Nevin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Nevin in 1953 was 51, and 82 in 2004.

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