Niles Family History

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Niles Name Meaning

English: perhaps a patronymic from the medieval personal name Nel or Neal (see Nelson). Possibly a variant of German Neils, a derivative of the personal name Cornelius.

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

Similar surnames: Miles, Nies, Giles, Nilges, Eales, Wiles, Nile, Iles, Files, Viles

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Niles Family Origin

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Niles Family Occupations

What did your Niles ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Niles occupation in Canada was Farmer. 24% of Niles's were Farmers. Farmer, Cultivateur and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Niles. A less common occupation for the Niles family was Labourer.

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  • Farmer

  • Cultivateur

  • Laborer

  • Labourer


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

Niles Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 64,000 census records available for the last name Niles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Niles 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Niles. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Niles. For the veterans among your Niles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Niles Life Expectancy

What is the average Niles lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Niles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Niles in 1945 was 27, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Niles 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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