Mcneil Family History

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Mcneil Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Néill, a patronymic from the personal name Niall (genitive Néill), thought to mean ‘champion’ (see Neill). In Scotland MacNeills are associated with Barra and Gigha in the Hebrides; some of them went to Antrim and Derry in Ireland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Mcnelis, Mcnair, Mcnee, Mckell, Mcneely, Mcnevin, Mckim, Mcnall

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Mcneil Family Origin

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Mcneil Family Occupations

What did your Mcneil ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mcneil. 28% of Mcneil men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Mcneil women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcneil were Laborer and Student

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Labourer
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Servant
  • Clerk
  • Student

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Mcneil Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 208,000 census records available for the last name Mcneil. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcneil census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 65,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcneil. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 33,000 military records available for the last name Mcneil. For the veterans among your Mcneil ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcneil Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcneil lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Mcneil life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Mcneil in 1943 was 43, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mcneil

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