Nigh Family History

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Nigh Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of English Nye, or possibly an Americanized spelling of German Neu or Ney.

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

Similar surnames: Nish, Rugh, Daigh, Nice, Bish, Noah, Fish, Niss, Mish, Bligh

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Nigh Family Origin

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Nigh Family Occupations

What did your Nigh ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Nigh. 16% of Nigh men worked as a Bricklayer and 63% of Nigh women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nigh were Agricultural Labourer and Cook General

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bricklayer
  • Lime Stone Quarryman Heavy Worker
  • Photographer
  • Agricultural Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Old Age Pensioner Unpaid Domestic
  • Stationers Assistant
  • Cook General

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

Nigh Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Nigh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nigh 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 473 immigration records available for the last name Nigh. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Nigh. For the veterans among your Nigh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nigh Life Expectancy

What is the average Nigh lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Nigh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Nigh in 1952 was 49, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nigh

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nigh 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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