Nemec Family History

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Nemec Name Meaning

Czech and Slovak (Nemec): ethnic name for a German or German-speaker, from nemec ‘German’. In Old Czech this word was used to denote any foreigner, being derived from nemý ‘mute’, referring to an inability to speak Czech. This name is also found in Germany. Slovenian: ethnic name from Nemec ‘German’, a derivative of the adjective nem ‘mute’ (see 1). Germans (mainly Bavarians) were brought in large numbers by feudal overlords to the territory of present-day Slovenia and of the early medieval Slovenian state Carantania (present-day Carinthia and Styria, now divided between Austria and Slovenia).

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


Similar surnames: Nemetz, Nemeth, Nemes, Remer, Niemiec, Demel, Nebel, Neier, Samec

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Nemec Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nemec name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    29%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    27%

  • Germanic Europe

    15%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    12%

  • Norway

    3%

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Nemec Family Origin

Where is the Nemec family from?

Nemec Family Occupations

What did your Nemec ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Nemec family was Marble Cutter. The most common Nemec occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Nemec's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Black Smith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nemec.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    22%
  • Black Smith

    11%
  • Marble Cutter

    11%

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Nemec Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Nemec. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nemec 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Nemec. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Nemec. For the veterans among your Nemec ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nemec Life Expectancy

What is the average Nemec lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Nemec life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Nemec in 1951 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nemec

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nemec 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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