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Nigg Family History

Nigg Surname Meaning

South German and Swiss German: from a short form of the personal name Niklaus a German form of Nicholas .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Rigg, Nigl, Figge, Niss, Sigg, Figg, Rigo, Nies, Hagg, Tagg

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Where is the Nigg family from?

You can see how Nigg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nigg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Nigg families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 12 Nigg families living in Hertfordshire. This was about 32% of all the recorded Nigg's in United Kingdom. Hertfordshire had the highest population of Nigg families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nigg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nigg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nigg. 26% of Nigg men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Nigg women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nigg were Machinist and Housework. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Farm Laborer
    15%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Machinist
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    20%
  • Maid
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Housework
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Nigg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nigg census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 556 immigration records available for the last name Nigg. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Nigg. For the veterans among your Nigg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nigg lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Nigg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Nigg in 1952 was 67, and 76 in 2004.

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