Nilles Family History

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Nilles Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from Nill 1.

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

Similar surnames: Illes, Niles, Nilges, Alles, Wilmes, Tilles, Nolle, Gilles, Gillen

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Nilles Family Origin

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Nilles Family Occupations

What did your Nilles ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Nilles occupation in the UK was Horse Shoer. 100% of Nilles's were Horse Shoers.

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  • Horse Shoer


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Nilles Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Nilles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nilles 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 894 immigration records available for the last name Nilles. 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 729 military records available for the last name Nilles. For the veterans among your Nilles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nilles Life Expectancy

What is the average Nilles lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Nilles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Nilles in 1963 was 63, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nilles 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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