Nieves Family History

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Nieves Name Meaning

religious byname, from the title María de las Nieves ‘Mary of the Snows’, given particularly to children born on 5 August, on which date the Virgin allegedly once caused it to snow in Rome. It is possible that the surname derives in part from a nickname for someone with snow-white hair. Castilianized form of the Galician and Asturian-Leonese habitational name Neves.

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

Similar surnames: Neves, Neve, Naves, Nevers, Nieder, Neaves, Rives, Sieve, Siever

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Nieves Family Origin

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Nieves Family Occupations

What did your Nieves ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Labrador and Sirvienta were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nieves. 28% of Nieves men worked as a Labrador and 22% of Nieves women worked as a Sirvienta. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nieves were Laborer and Domstica

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Labrador
  • Jornalero
  • Agricultor
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Sirvienta
  • Costurera
  • Cocinera
  • Domstica

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Nieves Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 96,000 census records available for the last name Nieves. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nieves 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Nieves. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Nieves. For the veterans among your Nieves ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nieves Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Nieves life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Nieves in 1943 was 36, and 69 in 2004.

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