Niven Family History

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Niven Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Nevin.

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


Similar surnames: Nivens, Biven, Diven, Mcniven, Givan, Linen, Aiken, Bivens, Divens

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Niven Family Origin

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Niven Family Occupations

What did your Niven ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Niven occupation in Canada was Farmer. 32% of Niven's were Farmers. Farmer, Teacher and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Niven. A less common occupation for the Niven family was Com Lumber.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Teacher

    8%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Com Lumber

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Niven ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Niven Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Niven. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Niven census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Niven. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Niven. For the veterans among your Niven ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Niven Life Expectancy

What is the average Niven lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Niven life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Niven in 1957 was 26, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Niven

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Niven ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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