Nesbitt Family History

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Nesbitt Name Meaning

Scottish (Borders), northern English, and northern Irish: habitational name from any of several places in the Border region of Scotland called Nesbit(t) or Nisbit, named in northern Middle English with nese ‘nose’ + bit ‘mouthful’, ‘piece of ground’ (Old English bita) or bit ‘bend’ (Old English byht, modern bight). The place names refer either to a piece of raised land sticking up like a nose, or to a bend in a river shaped like a nose.

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

Similar surnames: Nesbit, Merritt, Nett, Escott, Hewitt, Nesmith, Redditt, Newbill

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Nesbitt Family Origin

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Nesbitt Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Nesbitt family was Shipwright. The most common Nesbitt occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 11% of Nesbitt's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nesbitt.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Shipwright


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Nesbitt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 75,000 census records available for the last name Nesbitt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nesbitt 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Nesbitt. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Nesbitt. For the veterans among your Nesbitt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nesbitt Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Nesbitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Nesbitt in 1944 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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