Nesbit Family History

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Nesbit Name Meaning

Scottish (Borders) and northern English: variant spelling of Nesbitt.

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

Similar surnames: Nesbitt, Nisbet, Nesmith, Noblit, Best, Adsit, Estis, Leslie, Newby

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Nesbit Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nesbit name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Nesbit. 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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Nesbit Family Origin

Where is the Nesbit family from?

Nesbit Family Occupations

What did your Nesbit ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Nesbit family was Grocer. The most common Nesbit occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 17% of Nesbit's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nesbit.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Grocer


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

Nesbit Historical Records

What Nesbit family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 49,000 census records available for the last name Nesbit. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nesbit 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Nesbit. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Nesbit. For the veterans among your Nesbit ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nesbit Life Expectancy

What is the average Nesbit lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Nesbit life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Nesbit in 1945 was 27, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nesbit

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nesbit 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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