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Mcnelis Family History

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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Where is the Mcnelis family from?

You can see how Mcnelis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcnelis family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcnelis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1841 there was 1 Mcnelis family living in Ayrshire. This was about 9% of all the recorded Mcnelis's in Scotland. Ayrshire had the highest population of Mcnelis families in 1841.
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What did your Mcnelis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mcnelis. 26% of Mcnelis men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Mcnelis women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcnelis were Labor and Grade 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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    26%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • New Worker
    13%
  • Labor
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    24%
  • Nurse
    24%
  • Waitress
    18%
  • Grade School Teacher
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

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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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.

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