Niemela Family History

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Niemela Name Meaning

Finnish (Niemelä): from niemi ‘peninsula’, ‘headland’ + the local suffix -la, either ornamental or a habitational name from a farm name. This surname occurs predominantly in western Finland.

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


Similar surnames: Niemi, Hietala, Kivela, Niebel, Kiesel, Nieblas, Siegel, Nebel

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Niemela Family Origin

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Niemela Family Occupations

What did your Niemela ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Niemela. 22% of Niemela men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Niemela women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Niemela were Carpenter and Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    14%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Nurse
    7%

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

Niemela Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Niemela. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Niemela 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Niemela. 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 431 military records available for the last name Niemela. For the veterans among your Niemela ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Niemela Life Expectancy

What is the average Niemela lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Niemela life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Niemela in 1959 was 64, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Niemela

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