Niesen Family History

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Niesen Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Nijs, a reduced form of Denijs (see Dennis). German (frequent in the Rhineland): metronymic from a reduced form of the personal name Agnes. German: variant of Nies.

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

Similar surnames: Nissen, Niessen, Nielsen, Neese, Nilsen, Nies, Wiesen, Nessen, Neeser

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Niesen Family Origin

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Niesen Family Occupations

What did your Niesen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Niesen. The most common Niesen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Niesen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Niesen family was Machinist.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Grocer

  • Machinist


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Niesen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Niesen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Niesen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Niesen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 966 immigration records available for the last name Niesen. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Niesen. For the veterans among your Niesen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Niesen Life Expectancy

What is the average Niesen lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Niesen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Niesen in 1951 was 46, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Niesen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Niesen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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