Mcnelis Family History

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Mcnelis Name Meaning

Irish (western Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Niallghuis ‘son of Niallghus’, a personal name (probably originally a compliment) composed of the personal name Niall ‘champion’ + gus ‘choice’ or ‘vigor’.

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


Similar surnames: Mcneil, Mcnulty, Mcdaris, Melis, Mcnevin, Mcneely, Mcinnis, Mcnally

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Mcnelis Family Origin

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Mcnelis Family Occupations

What did your Mcnelis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mcnelis. 13% of Mcnelis men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Mcnelis women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcnelis were Clerk and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    13%
  • New Worker
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Nurse
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Bookkeeper
    6%

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

Mcnelis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Mcnelis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcnelis 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcnelis. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mcnelis. For the veterans among your Mcnelis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcnelis Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcnelis lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Mcnelis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Mcnelis in 1951 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mcnelis

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