Nish Family History

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Nish Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: reduced variant of McNeese. Altered spelling of German Nisch, from a pet form of the personal name Nikolaus (see Nicholas).

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

Similar surnames: Niss, Rish, Neish, Gish, Nix, Ness, Fish, Riss, Nash, Nigh

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Nish Family Origin

Where is the Nish family from?

Nish Family Occupations

What did your Nish ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Nish occupation in the UK was Draper. 6% of Nish's were Drapers. A less common occupation for the Nish family was Booksellar. Draper, Ag. Lab and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nish.

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  • Draper

  • Ag. Lab

  • Blacksmith

  • Booksellar


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

Nish Historical Records

What Nish family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Nish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nish 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Nish. 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 Nish. For the veterans among your Nish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nish Life Expectancy

What is the average Nish lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Nish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Nish in 1961 was 51, and 57 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nish

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nish 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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