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Nisbet Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nisbet name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Nisbet. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Nisbet Family Origin

Where is the Nisbet family from?

Nisbet Family Occupations

What did your Nisbet ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Nisbet occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 8% of Nisbet's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nisbet. A less common occupation for the Nisbet family was Joiner.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Joiner


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

Nisbet Historical Records

What Nisbet family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Nisbet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nisbet 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Nisbet. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Nisbet. For the veterans among your Nisbet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nisbet Life Expectancy

What is the average Nisbet lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Nisbet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Nisbet in 1957 was 61, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nisbet

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nisbet 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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