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Nein Family History

Nein Surname Meaning

German: perhaps from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with an element cognate with Old High German niuwi ‘new’. Alternatively a variant of Neun ‘nine’.

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


Similar surnames: Lein, Wein, Mein, Bein, Rein, Hein, Neis, Heit, Fein, Dein

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Where is the Nein family from?

You can see how Nein families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nein family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nein families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 7 Nein families living in Cumberland. This was about 44% of all the recorded Nein's in United Kingdom. Cumberland had the highest population of Nein families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nein surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nein ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nein. 18% of Nein men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Nein women worked as a Seamer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nein were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamer
    24%
  • Operator
    16%
  • Maid
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Nein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nein census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 354 immigration records available for the last name Nein. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Nein. For the veterans among your Nein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nein lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Nein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Nein in 1962 was 42, and 68 in 2004.

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