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Nyhan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Niatháin ‘descendant of Niathán’, a diminutive of Niath ‘warrior’ (a later spelling of Nia(dh); compare Nee).

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


Similar surnames: Mahan, Ryan, Mohan, Cohan, Synan, Rohan, Nyman, Shan, Mehan, Dynan

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Where is the Nyhan family from?

You can see how Nyhan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nyhan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nyhan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Nyhan families living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Nyhan's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Nyhan families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nyhan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nyhan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nyhan. 25% of Nyhan men worked as a Salesman and 34% of Nyhan women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nyhan were Fireman and Housewife. .

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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

  • Salesman
    25%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Fireman
    15%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Maid
    34%
  • Housewife
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Nyhan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nyhan 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 Nyhan. 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 322 military records available for the last name Nyhan. For the veterans among your Nyhan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nyhan lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Nyhan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Nyhan in 1957 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

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