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Mcneill Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish (Ulster): variant of McNeil .

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


Similar surnames: Macneill, Mcneilly, Mcniel, Mcneal, Mcneel, Mcnealy, Mcneil, Mcnelly

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Where is the Mcneill family from?

You can see how Mcneill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcneill family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcneill families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 70 Mcneill families living in New Brunswick. This was about 26% of all the recorded Mcneill's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Mcneill families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcneill surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcneill ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mcneill. 44% of Mcneill men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Mcneill women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcneill were Carpenter and School Teacher. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    44%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • School Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

There are 124,000 census records available for the last name Mcneill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcneill 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 47,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcneill. 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 Cards

There are 24,000 military records available for the last name Mcneill. For the veterans among your Mcneill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcneill lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mcneill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mcneill in 1944 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

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