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Nash Family History

Nash Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by an ash tree a variant of Ash by misdivision of Middle English atten ash ‘at the ash’ or a habitational name from any of the many places in England and Wales named Nash from this phrase as for example Nash in Buckinghamshire Herefordshire or Shropshire. The name was established from an early date in Wales and Ireland. Jewish: possibly an Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ash, Dash, Rash, Tash, Nast, Sas, Nass, Mash, Rush, Gash

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Where is the Nash family from?

You can see how Nash families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nash family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nash families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 3,236 Nash families living in London. This was about 24% of all the recorded Nash's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Nash families in 1891.
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What did your Nash ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Nash. 7% of Nash men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Nash women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nash were Bricklayer and Private Means. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Private Means
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 65,000 immigration records available for the last name Nash. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 71,000 military records available for the last name Nash. For the veterans among your Nash ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nash lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Nash life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Nash in 1940 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

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