Niska Name Meaning

Finnish: topographic name from a place named with niska ‘neck’, i.e. an isthmus.

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


Similar surnames: Disla, Niva, Pisa, Miska, Risk, Nissan, Ziska, Piske, Nitka, Huska

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Niska Family Origin

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Niska Family Occupations

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  • Copper Miner

    50%
  • Com. Laborer

    25%
  • Farmer

    25%

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In 1880, copper Miner and Com. Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Niska. A less common occupation for the Niska family was Farmer. The most common Niska occupation in the USA was Copper Miner. 50% of Niska's were Copper Miners.

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Niska Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2002, Niska life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Niska in 1962 was 44, and 89 in 2002.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Niska

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