Nissley Family History

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Nissley Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Nissle, a pet form of the personal names Dionys (Denis) or Nikolaus (see Nicholas). Americanized spelling of German Nüssli, Nüssle, Nüsslein, topographic names for someone who lived near a place where nut trees grew, from Middle High German nuz ‘nut’ + the diminutive suffix -le, -lein. Altered spelling of North German Nissler or Nüssler, a nickname for a slow worker, from Low German nusse ‘slow, weak person’.

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

Similar surnames: Kissler, Wissler, Nissen, Kinsley, Niceley, Ilsley, Eisley, Rissler

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Nissley Family Origin

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Nissley Family Occupations

What did your Nissley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nissley. 27% of Nissley men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Nissley women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nissley were Farming and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher

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

Nissley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Nissley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nissley 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 219 immigration records available for the last name Nissley. 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 783 military records available for the last name Nissley. For the veterans among your Nissley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nissley Life Expectancy

What is the average Nissley lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Nissley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Nissley in 1940 was 35, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nissley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nissley 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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