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 1881, the most common Nigh occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 10% of Nigh's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Nigh family was Carriage Oiler (Oth Raily). Agricultural Labourer, Bricklayer and Cab Driver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nigh.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Bricklayer

  • Cab Driver

  • Carriage Oiler (Oth Raily)


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Nigh ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Nigh Historical Records

What Nigh family records will you find?

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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