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Nemes Surname Meaning

Hungarian; Romanian (Nemeş): from the Hungarian adjective nemes ‘possessing noble rights and privileges’ used as a title for a member of the nobility; as a surname it may be a status name sometimes denoting a servant of a nobleman or possibly a nickname for an honorable or distinguished-looking person. In Romanian nemeş is also a status name denoting an untitled landowner (in Moldova). This surname is also found in Slovakia where it is mainly spelled Nemeš. The latter spelling is also found in Croatia and Slovenia. Jewish (from Hungary): adoption of the name in 1 above either as a Hungarian calque of the formerly used German-based surname or because the Hungarian surname (or word) has some sounds in common with the original surname.

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

Similar surnames: Remes, Nemec, Nemet, Lemer, Denes, Neuens, Nebel, Neet, Kees, Domes

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You can see how Nemes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nemes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Nemes families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 6 Nemes families living in London. This was about 43% of all the recorded Nemes's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Nemes families in 1891.
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What did your Nemes ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Domestic Servant was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Nemes. 100% of Nemes women worked as a Domestic Servant. .

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Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Domestic Servant
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What is the average Nemes lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Nemes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Nemes in 1955 was 37, and 78 in 2004.

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