Nies Family History

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Nies Name Meaning

from a reduced form of the personal name Dionys (see Dennis), which was stressed on the last syllable; this was a popular personal name as a result of the influence of the French Saint Denis. possibly in some cases from the female personal name Agnes, also a saint’s name, in the form of Agnise.

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

Similar surnames: Lies, Ries, Mies, Dies, Niles, Lier, Nier, Nims, Bien, Mis

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Nies Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nies name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Nies. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Nies Family Origin

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Nies Family Occupations

What did your Nies ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Nies family was Keeping House. Farmer, Tailor and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nies. The most common Nies occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Nies's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Tailor

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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Nies Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Nies. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nies 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 Nies. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Nies. For the veterans among your Nies ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nies Life Expectancy

What is the average Nies lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Nies life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Nies in 1950 was 43, and 83 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nies ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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