Nelms Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near or amid a grove of elm trees, from misdivision of Middle English atten elmes ‘at the elms’ (see Elm).

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


Similar surnames: Elm, Helm, Fels, Ness, Elms, Kelm, Melms, Wells, Delmas, Delfs

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Nelms Family Origin

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Nelms Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    8%
  • Coal Miner

    8%
  • Agr Labourer

    5%
  • Plate Layer

    5%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Coal Miner and Agr Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nelms. The most common Nelms occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Nelms's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Nelms family was Plate Layer.

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Nelms Historical Records

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Nelms Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, Nelms life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Nelms in 1953 was 59, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nelms

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