Niskanen Family History

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Niskanen Name Meaning

Finnish: from niska ‘neck’ + the common surname suffix -nen, applied either as a topographic name referring to some geographical feature such as a mountain ridge, rapids, or an isthmus, or as a nickname for a stubborn person. It is found chiefly in central Finland and can be traced back to the 16th century.

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


Similar surnames: Tikkanen, Waisanen, Raisanen, Wirtanen, Niska, Hokkanen, Koskinen

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Niskanen Family Origin

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Niskanen Family Occupations

What did your Niskanen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Niskanen. 18% of Niskanen men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Niskanen women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Niskanen were Miner and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Miner
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Cleaner
    5%
  • Clerk
    5%

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

Niskanen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Niskanen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Niskanen 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 Niskanen. 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 291 military records available for the last name Niskanen. For the veterans among your Niskanen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Niskanen Life Expectancy

What is the average Niskanen lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Niskanen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Niskanen in 1960 was 69, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Niskanen

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