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Nie Surname Meaning

English (Essex and Middlesex): variant of Nye . Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 聶 meaning ‘whisper’ in ancient Chinese: (i) from the placename Nie (聶) the name of a fief (located in Henan province) granted to an official in the state of Wey (衛). (ii) from the placename Nie (聶) the name of a fief (located in Shandong province) granted to a son of the Duke Ding of Qi (ruler of the state of Qi reigned 1014–975 BC). Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 乜: (i) traced back to some minority ethnic groups (such as the Xianbei Hui or Tangut people). (ii) adopted in place of another Chinese surname 也 (pronounced as Ye in Mandarin). Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 倪 see Ni .

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

Similar surnames: Xie, Ni, Yin, Si, Niu, Noe, Lie, Nye, Nice, Nier

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You can see how Nie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nie families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 22 Nie families living in Essex. This was about 38% of all the recorded Nie's in United Kingdom. Essex and 1 other county had the highest population of Nie families in 1891.
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What did your Nie ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Nie. 93% of Nie women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Household Duties (unpaid)
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What is the average Nie lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Nie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Nie in 1947 was 64, and 76 in 2004.

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