Niska Family History

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Niska Name Meaning

Finnish: topographic name from a place named with niska ‘neck’, i.e. an isthmus.

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


Similar surnames: Disla, Niva, Pisa, Miska, Risk, Nissan, Ziska, Piske, Nitka, Huska

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Niska Family Origin

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Niska Family Occupations

What did your Niska ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Niska. 24% of Niska men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Niska women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Niska were Blacksmith and Cashier

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Farm Laborer
    19%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Blacksmith
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Housework
    16%
  • Waitress
    16%
  • Cashier
    8%

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

Niska Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 941 census records available for the last name Niska. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Niska 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 376 immigration records available for the last name Niska. 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 166 military records available for the last name Niska. For the veterans among your Niska ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Niska Life Expectancy

What is the average Niska lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2002, in the United States, Niska life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Niska in 1962 was 44, and 89 in 2002.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Niska 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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