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Nigh Surname Meaning

English: variant of Nye . Possibly an Americanized form of German Neu or Ney .

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


Similar surnames: Nish, Rugh, Daigh, Nice, Bish, Noah, Fish, Niss, Mish, Bligh

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Where is the Nigh family from?

You can see how Nigh families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nigh family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nigh families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 31 Nigh families living in Somerset. This was about 67% of all the recorded Nigh's in United Kingdom. Somerset had the highest population of Nigh families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nigh surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nigh ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Nigh. 50% of Nigh men worked as a Bricklayer and 79% of Nigh women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nigh were Photographer and Stationers Assistant. .

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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

  • Bricklayer
    50%
  • Lime Stone Quarryman Heavy Worker
    25%
  • Photographer
    25%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    79%
  • Old Age Pensioner Unpaid Domestic
    11%
  • Stationers Assistant
    11%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Nigh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nigh 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 473 immigration records available for the last name Nigh. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Nigh. For the veterans among your Nigh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nigh lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Nigh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Nigh in 1952 was 49, and 71 in 2004.

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