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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

What did your Nielsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, investigaty C and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Nielsen. 2% of Nielsen men worked as a investigaty C and 43% of Nielsen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nielsen were Apprentice Joiner and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • investigaty C
    2%
  • (ocean Liner Freight Depts) Retired On Pension
    2%
  • Antique Dealer
    2%
  • Apprentice Joiner
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    43%
  • Cook
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Nielsen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 111,000 census records available for the last name Nielsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nielsen 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 181,000 immigration records available for the last name Nielsen. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Nielsen. For the veterans among your Nielsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nielsen Life Expectancy

What is the average Nielsen lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Nielsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Nielsen in 1940 was 40, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nielsen

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