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Nesheim Surname Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of about ten farmsteads so named mainly in Rogaland and Hordaland from Old Norse Nesheimr a compound of nes ‘headland promontory’ + heim ‘homestead home’.

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

Similar surnames: Solheim, Opheim, Seim, Borsheim, Norheim, Fretheim, Heim, Nesseth

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Where is the Nesheim family from?

You can see how Nesheim families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nesheim family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Nesheim families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Nesheim families living in Northumberland. This was about 50% of all the recorded Nesheim's in United Kingdom. Northumberland had the highest population of Nesheim families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nesheim surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nesheim ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nesheim. 37% of Nesheim men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Nesheim women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nesheim were Carpenter and Housewife. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Beauty Operator
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Nesheim. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nesheim 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 920 immigration records available for the last name Nesheim. 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 427 military records available for the last name Nesheim. For the veterans among your Nesheim ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nesheim lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Nesheim life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Nesheim in 1958 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

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