Nilges Family History

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Nilges Name Meaning

North German: from a reduced and altered pet form of the personal name Cornelius.

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

Similar surnames: Niles, Wilmes, Tigges, Kilgus, Thilges, Files, Nilsen, Nies, Nelles

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Nilges Family Origin

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Nilges Family Occupations

What did your Nilges ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nilges. 36% of Nilges men worked as a Farmer and 45% of Nilges women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nilges were Manager and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher

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

Nilges Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Nilges. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nilges 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 57 immigration records available for the last name Nilges. 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 306 military records available for the last name Nilges. For the veterans among your Nilges ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nilges Life Expectancy

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Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Nilges life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Nilges in 1965 was 81, and 76 in 2004.

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