Nuttall Family History

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Nuttall Name Meaning

English: habitational name from some place named with Old English hnutu ‘nut’ + h(e)alh ‘nook’, ‘recess’. In some cases this may be Nuthall in Nottinghamshire, but the surname is common mainly in Lancashire, and a Lancashire origin is therefore more likely. Nuttall in Bury, Lancashire, was earlier Notehogh, from Old English hnutu + hoh ‘hill-spur’.

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

Similar surnames: Hudnall, Tunstall, Newhall, Duvall, Nottage, Tuttle, Nutter, Westall

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Nuttall Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nuttall name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Nuttall. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Nuttall Family Origin

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Nuttall Family Occupations

What did your Nuttall ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Nuttall family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Cotton Spinner and Engineer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nuttall. The most common Nuttall occupation in Canada was Farmer. 20% of Nuttall's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Cotton Spinner

  • Engineer

  • Blacksmith


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Nuttall Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 104,000 census records available for the last name Nuttall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nuttall 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Nuttall. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Nuttall. For the veterans among your Nuttall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nuttall Life Expectancy

What is the average Nuttall lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Nuttall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1954. The average life expectancy for Nuttall in 1952 was 36, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nuttall 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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