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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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Where is the Niles family from?

You can see how Niles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Niles family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Niles families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 89 Niles families living in New Brunswick. This was about 44% of all the recorded Niles's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Niles families in 1911.
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What did your Niles ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Niles. 44% of Niles men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Niles women worked as a Servant. .

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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
    44%
  • Labourer
    16%
  • Income
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servant
    100%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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