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Mcnelley Name Meaning

Irish (northern): variant of McNeilly .

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

Similar surnames: Mcnelly, Mcneeley, Mcneilly, Mcnealy, Mcnalley, Mcneely, Meneley

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Where is the Mcnelley family from?

You can see how Mcnelley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcnelley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcnelley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Mcnelley families living in New Brunswick. This was about 83% of all the recorded Mcnelley's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Mcnelley families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcnelley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcnelley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Truck Driver and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mcnelley. 34% of Mcnelley men worked as a Truck Driver and 100% of Mcnelley women worked as a Saleslady. .

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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

  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mcnelley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcnelley 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 157 immigration records available for the last name Mcnelley. 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 383 military records available for the last name Mcnelley. For the veterans among your Mcnelley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcnelley lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Mcnelley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Mcnelley in 1958 was 37, and 78 in 2004.

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