Nye Name Meaning

English (southeastern): topographic name arising from a misdivision of Middle English atten (e)ye which means either ‘at the river’ or ‘at the island’, from Old English ea ‘river’ and eg ‘island’ respectively. Both these words were feminine in Old English, and so should have been preceded only by Middle English atter (see Rye), but distinctions of gender ceased to be carefully maintained in the Middle English period.

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


Similar surnames: Rye, Bye, Lye, Tye, Pye, Eye, Noe, Hyde, Pyle, Ayer

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Nye Family Origin

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Nye Family Occupations

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  • Bricklayer

    5%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1881, the most common Nye occupation in the UK was Bricklayer. 5% of Nye's were Bricklayers. Bricklayer, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nye. A less common occupation for the Nye family was Carpenter.

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Between 1944 and 2004, Nye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Nye in 1944 was 27, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nye

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