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Nevin Surname Meaning

Scottish and Irish (Leinster): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Naoimhín (see also McNiven ) a patronymic from a personal name representing a diminutive of naomh ‘saint’. Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cnáimhín ‘son of Cnámhín’ a Galway name or Ó Cnáimhín a Munster name meaning ‘descendant of Cnámhín’ a byname meaning ‘little bone’ used to refer to a thin man.

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


Similar surnames: Kevin, Levin, Savin, Mcnevin, Newlin, Devin, Nein, Nevins, Nelis

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Where is the Nevin family from?

You can see how Nevin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nevin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nevin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 182 Nevin families living in Lancashire. This was about 36% of all the recorded Nevin's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Nevin families in 1891.
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What did your Nevin 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 Nevin. 31% of Nevin men worked as a General Labourer and 78% of Nevin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nevin were Colliery Miner and Incapacitated. .

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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
    31%
  • Builders Labourer
    16%
  • Dock Labourer
    8%
  • Colliery Miner
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Housekeeper
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Nevin. 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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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Nevin. For the veterans among your Nevin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nevin lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Nevin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Nevin in 1953 was 51, and 82 in 2004.

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