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Nez Family History

Nez Name Meaning

Native American (Navajo): from an American English shortened and altered form of a Navajo personal name based on (or just composed of) the word nééz ‘tall long’ such as Hastiin Nééz ‘Tall Man’ (see Hosteen and Tallman ). See also Long French: from nez ‘nose’ applied as a nickname for someone with a big or otherwise remarkable nose.

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


Similar surnames: Knez, New, Fey, Jez, Ney, Neu, Noh, Re, Beu, Denz

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Where is the Nez family from?

You can see how Nez families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nez family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Nez families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Nez families living in Cumberland. This was 100% of all the recorded Nez's in United Kingdom. Cumberland had the highest population of Nez families in 1891.
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What did your Nez ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Weaver were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nez. 47% of Nez men worked as a Farmer and 73% of Nez women worked as a Weaver. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nez were Farm Laborer and Stock Farmer. .

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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
    47%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Labor
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Weaver
    73%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Blanket Weaver
    11%
  • Stock Farmer
    4%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Nez. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nez 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 247 immigration records available for the last name Nez. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Nez. For the veterans among your Nez ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nez lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Nez life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Nez in 1949 was 63, and 63 in 2004.

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