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Niman Name Meaning

English: variant of Newman. Americanized form of various European cognates with the same meaning, for example Neumann. (For other forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988.)

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


Similar surnames: Neman, Wiman, Siman, Neiman, Ingman, Osman, Aikman, Hyman, Neeman

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Where is the Niman family from?

You can see how Niman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Niman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Niman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Niman families living in Ontario. This was about 57% of all the recorded Niman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Niman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Niman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Niman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Niman. 33% of Niman men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Niman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Niman were Proprietor and Clerk. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    33%
  • Salesman
    24%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Proprietor
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    24%
  • Nurse
    24%
  • New Worker
    18%
  • Clerk
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Niman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Niman 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 486 immigration records available for the last name Niman. 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 672 military records available for the last name Niman. For the veterans among your Niman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Niman lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Niman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Niman in 1962 was 81, and 60 in 2004.

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