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Nieman Name Meaning

nickname for a newcomer to a place, from nie ‘new’ (variant of German neu or Dutch nieuw) + man ‘man’. Perhaps also from niemand ‘nobody’, hence a nickname for an orphan or a person of no account.

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


Similar surnames: Neman, Nyman, Nierman, Niemann, Wierman, Wiman, Aikman, Lipman

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Where is the Nieman family from?

You can see how Nieman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nieman family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Nieman families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 17 Nieman families living in Ontario. This was about 45% of all the recorded Nieman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Nieman families in 1911.
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What did your Nieman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Nieman. 75% of Nieman 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
    75%
  • Tailor
    25%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Nieman. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Nieman. For the veterans among your Nieman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nieman lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Nieman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Nieman in 1950 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

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