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

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Cultivateur

    16%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Labourer

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Niles family was Labourer. 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.

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Niles Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Niles

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