Nevin Family History

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Nevin Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish (Leinster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Naoimhín, a patronymic from a personal name representing a diminutive of naomh ‘saint’. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cnáimhín ‘son of Cnámhín’, a Galway name, or Ó Cnáimhín, a Munster name meaning ‘descendant of Cnámhín’, a byname meaning ‘little bone’, used to refer to a thin man.

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

Similar surnames: Kevin, Levin, Savin, Mcnevin, Newlin, Devin, Nein, Nevins, Nelis

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Nevin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nevin name?

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


  • France


  • Norway


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Nevin Family Origin

Where is the Nevin family from?

Nevin Family Occupations

What did your Nevin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Nevin occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Nevin's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nevin. A less common occupation for the Nevin family was Tailor.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Tailor


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Nevin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Nevin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nevin 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Nevin. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Nevin. For the veterans among your Nevin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nevin Life Expectancy

What is the average Nevin lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Nevin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Nevin in 1953 was 51, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nevin 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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