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Niemi Name Meaning

Finnish: from niemi ‘peninsula’, ‘headland’, originally a habitational name from a farm so named for its situation. In the late 19th century it was a popular ornamental adoption, so much so that people then began to change it for a less common name. It occurs chiefly in western Finland. In America, it is also found as an abbreviation of other surnames containing this element, such as Rajaniemi, Sotaniemi, and Syrj(a:)niemi.

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


Similar surnames: Nurmi, Bieri, Niese, Lier, Nimmo, Nims, Iwai, Liem, Nies, Nishi

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Niemi life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Niemi in 1950 was 64, and 82 in 2004.

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