Nish Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: reduced variant of McNeese. Altered spelling of German Nisch, from a pet form of the personal name Nikolaus (see Nicholas).

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


Similar surnames: Niss, Rish, Neish, Gish, Nix, Ness, Fish, Riss, Nash, Nigh

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Nish Family Origin

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Nish Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • School

    25%
  • Bookkeeper

    8%
  • Contractor

    8%

In 1881, the most common Nish occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Nish's were Farmers. Farmer, School and Bookkeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nish. A less common occupation for the Nish family was Contractor.

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Nish Historical Records

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Nish Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1961 and 2004, Nish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Nish in 1961 was 51, and 57 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nish

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