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Nielsen Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German (especially Schleswig-Holstein): patronymic from the personal name Niels, a reduced form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas).

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


Similar surnames: Nilsen, Niesen, Niessen, Nickelsen, Danielsen, Diersen, Nissen

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Nielsen Family Origin

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Nielsen Family Occupations

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  • Charwoman

    17%
  • Leather Bag Maker

    17%
  • Sailor

    17%
  • Ship Brokers Clerk

    17%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Nielsen family was Ship Brokers Clerk. Charwoman, Leather Bag Maker and Sailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nielsen. The most common Nielsen occupation in the UK was Charwoman. 17% of Nielsen's were Charwomans.

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Nielsen Historical Records

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Nielsen Life Expectancy

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