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Nielsen Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German (especially Schleswig-Holstein): patronymic from the personal name Niels, a reduced form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas).

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


Similar surnames: Nilsen, Niesen, Niessen, Nickelsen, Danielsen, Diersen, Nissen

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Nielsen Family Origin

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Nielsen Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Blacksmith

    5%

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

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Nielsen Historical Records

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Nielsen Life Expectancy

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