Nance Family History & Genealogy

13 photos and 12,225 biographies with the Nance last name. Discover the family history, nationality, origin and common names of Nance family members.

Nance Last Name History & Origin

Add
Updated Sep 13, 2017

History

We don't have any information on the history of the Nance name. Have information to share?

Name Origin

We don't have any information on the origins of the Nance name. Have information to share?

Spellings & Pronunciations

We don't have any alternate spellings or pronunciation information on the Nance name. Have information to share?

Nationality & Ethnicity

We don't have any information on the nationality / ethnicity of the Nance name. Have information to share?

Famous People named Nance

Are there famous people from the Nance family? Share their story.

Early Nances

These are the earliest records we have of the Nance family.

Bio
1706 - Unknown 1706 - ?
Bio
1718 - 1771 1718 - 1771
Bio
1740 - 1816 1740 - 1816
Bio
1748 - Nov 12, 1813 1748 - 1813
Bio
1751 - 1800 1751 - 1800
Bio
1755 - Unknown 1755 - ?
Bio
1757 - August 1828 1757 - 1828
Bio
1822 - 1892 1822 - 1892
Bio
1822 - 1913 1822 - 1913

Nance Family Members

Nance Family Tree

Discover the most common names, oldest records and life expectancy of people with the last name Kroetch.

Search Nance biographies:

Most Common First Names

Sample of 20 Nance Biographies

Bio
Jul 4, 1880 - Unknown 1880 - ?
Bio
Feb 11, 1925 - Apr 14, 1990 1925 - 1990
Bio
Nov 9, 1890 - June 1972 1890 - 1972
Bio
Oct 16, 1893 - September 1981 1893 - 1981
Bio
Sep 16, 1921 - May 15, 2009 1921 - 2009
Bio
Mar 10, 1931 - Feb 18, 2002 1931 - 2002
Bio
Jan 15, 1985 - Sep 13, 2010 1985 - 2010
Bio
Jan 11, 1892 - July 1963 1892 - 1963
Bio
Sep 19, 1917 - Feb 21, 1994 1917 - 1994
Bio
Mar 21, 1928 - September 1973 1928 - 1973
Bio
Jun 7, 1913 - January 1980 1913 - 1980
Bio
Dec 31, 1937 - November 1988 1937 - 1988
Bio
Apr 12, 1939 - Jan 21, 1994 1939 - 1994
Bio
Jan 15, 1905 - June 1985 1905 - 1985
Bio
May 25, 1908 - December 1973 1908 - 1973
Bio
c. 1986 - Unknown 1986 - ?
Bio
c. 1960 - Unknown 1960 - ?
Bio
c. 1973 - Unknown 1973 - ?
Bio
May 10, 1944 - Jan 28, 2009 1944 - 2009
Bio
c. 1923 - Unknown 1923 - ?

Nance Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Nance family member is 70.4 years old according to our database of 9,081 people with the last name Nance that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

70.4 years

Oldest Nances

These are the longest-lived members of the Nance family on AncientFaces.

Bio
Dec 24, 1869 - November 1977 1869 - 1977
107 years
Bio
Sep 30, 1900 - Aug 23, 2005 1900 - 2005
104 years
Bio
Feb 23, 1898 - May 17, 2002 1898 - 2002
104 years
Bio
Jan 6, 1884 - December 1987 1884 - 1987
103 years
Bio
Sep 13, 1889 - Feb 27, 1993 1889 - 1993
103 years
Bio
Jul 6, 1881 - February 1985 1881 - 1985
103 years
Bio
Oct 22, 1892 - Jan 10, 1996 1892 - 1996
103 years
Bio
May 17, 1905 - Nov 26, 2008 1905 - 2008
103 years
Bio
Nov 6, 1896 - Mar 3, 2000 1896 - 2000
103 years
Bio
Feb 22, 1884 - January 1988 1884 - 1988
103 years

Other Nance Records

Share memories about your Nance family

Leave comments and ask questions related to the Nance family.

Sonia Nance-Roberts
40 favorites
From "The Knoxville News-Sentinel" by Fred Brown (date stamped on article Feb. 15, 1988)
Brushy Valley man's life is for the birds
Clinton- Woody Nance doesn't mind at all. Go ahead. Call him the Birdman of Brushy Valley. It suits him just fine.
This time of year, when the ground is as hard as a black heart, Nance is a bird's best friend. He feeds them hundreds of pounds of food during the winter. Nance's feed bill, says his wife, Elizabeth, is something she doesn't want to know about. He says it tops out at about 800 pounds a year. "I feed them enough corn to fatten a hog" is the way he says it. And the birds, all kinds of little wild winged things, repay him with kindness.
Let Nance walk out in his back yard with his customery straw hat on his head and his hands filled with sunflower seeds, and finches of all hue, titmice, tiny sparrows, clouds of pine siskins, chickadees and a variety of other birds flock to his shoulders, his head and hands. He becomes Pied Piper of Brushy Valley bird world.
They skitter underneath his feet. From this view, Nance, a wisp of a man, must seem like an elephant. He gingerly steps around his flittering friends. They peck away at the cracked corn, without fear of being squashed.
He carries them around on his hat and in his hands as if they are made of china and should be exhibited on shelves. They feed in his hands without worry or concern. He pets them and observes them up close. They ride his shoulders and hop to his hat.
Nance lives in Brushy Valley a peaceful dip of land in Anderson County where it is so quiet you can hear your thoughts as they pound and circulate. The air is fresh and still along Mountain Road where Nance and his wife live with their friends.
As the smaller birds swirl like dark crystals and flash to nearby branches, the larger birds move in for a time at Nance's open table. Bluejays, grosbeaks, doves, cardinals, they all come to dine.
"You take the redbird,"Nance says to no one in particular. "Now, during this time of year, the pretty red male will run the female off. He won't even let her eat."
Nance smiles and looks out of his window as hundreds of birds gather to gorge themselves again on yet another bright morning.
"But, in springtime, that old redbird will take his lady friend food," Nance chuckles. "That's just like a man, isn't it?"
Nance's birding doesn't stop here. He walks to a row of martin poles. He puts out 46 martin gourds in the spring. Nance, an organic farmer of some note, grows his own gourds.
"i have had martins show up as early as late February. They are usually gone by the rnd of July.
"No, I'm never bothered by mosquitoes. My martins take care of that. You can sit out here at night and never feel a bite."
But, Nance doesn't stop here.
He has his buddies the bats, too.
Nance ordered a mail-order home for them and installed it high on a green pole in his back yard. He isn't quite sure when the bats arrive or when they leave, but he is absolutely glad to see them each year.
"They come when it gets hot is all I know. Now, a bat will eat about as many if not more mosquitoes than a martin," Nance says. His eyes sparkle like sunlight dancing off Brushy Creek.
Nance doesn't stop here.
He built a home for his friend, the owl.
"Comes back every year," he says with laughter that is wise in tone and mood.
Nance doesn't stop here.
He built a pond, mainly for his fish. But, a big blue heron, who enjoys dominance over Brushy Creek, stops by the Nance gourmet pond for a few choice delicacies in the evenings.
"I call him Big Bird," Nance says, pushing back from his kitchen table. He demonstrates the strange walk of a spindly legged blue heron in action.
"When he's in deep water, he looks like this, " Nance says, his arms straight and poking like toothpicks underneath his chest.
"Now, when that old boy gets in shallow water, he's like this." His arms are bent and low on the table, as if he's about to leap at something.
"He never misses what he's after, " Nance says.
He takes care of his pals in the fish pond in a rather unique way also. He feeds them all the Japanese beetles they can hold. He's rigged a kind of beetlesmorgasbord for his fish in an all-they-can-eat fantasy.
Nance rigged a shovel-mouthed soft bottle atop a long pole. He puts beetle bait in the bottle and waits for the beetles to arrrive. In the summerwhen the beetles are at their worst, they hone in on the soft drink bottletrap, slip down the long tube to the waiting froth of Nance's finny friends.
The catfish and bream feed like sharks.
"When the beetles hit the water, they are long gone."
Last year, Nance fed his birds more than 800 pounds of feed. And that's just for four months. He doesn't put out the welcome sigh in the spring."I don't want the birds to become dependent on me," he says.
"I've seen 200 maybe 300 birds out here at one time," says Nance, whowon't tell his age, except to say that he was in the lobby of the Ford Theatergetting popcorn the day Lincoln was shot.
"I enjoy watching and feeding the birds. I like having them around."
It is obvious the birds enjoy the company they keep. They flock to the Birdman of Brushy Valley.
Oct 02, 2005 · Reply

Followers & Sources

Back to Top