Nie Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Nye. Chinese : from the name of Nie City, which existed during the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc). It was granted to a son of a duke of the state of Qi; his descendants adopted the name of the city as their surname.

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

Similar surnames: Xie, Ni, Yin, Si, Niu, Noe, Lie, Nye, Nice, Nier

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Nie Family Origin

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Nie Family Occupations

What did your Nie ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Nie family was Labourer. Railway Porter, Cutter(Art) and Goods Porter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nie. The most common Nie occupation in the UK was Railway Porter. 33% of Nie's were Railway Porters.

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  • Railway Porter

  • Cutter(Art)

  • Goods Porter

  • Labourer


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Nie Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Nie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nie 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

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Draft Card

There are 23,000 military records available for the last name Nie. For the veterans among your Nie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nie Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Nie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Nie in 1947 was 64, and 76 in 2004.

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