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Nii Surname Meaning

Japanese: variously written sometimes with characters used phonetically; the most probable meanings are 仁井 ‘benevolent well’ 新居 ‘new residence’ or 新井 ‘new well’. It is not common in Japan.

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


Similar surnames: Niwa, Oki, Ni, Chi, Im, Siri, Kivi, Nini, Qi, Sui

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Where is the Nii family from?

You can see how Nii families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nii family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 11 Nii families living in Hawaii. This was about 58% of all the recorded Nii's in USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Nii families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nii surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nii ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Proprietor were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nii. 47% of Nii men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Nii women worked as a Proprietor. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nii were Farm Laborer 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
    47%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Farm Laborer
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Proprietor
    67%
  • Housewife
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Nii. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nii 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 744 immigration records available for the last name Nii. 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 Nii. For the veterans among your Nii ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nii lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Nii life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Nii in 1967 was 53, and 85 in 2004.

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