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Mcnelly Name Meaning

Irish (northern): variant of McNeilly .

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

Similar surnames: Mcnelley, Mcnealy, Mcneilly, Mcneely, Mckneely, Mcneeley, Mcknelly

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Where is the Mcnelly family from?

You can see how Mcnelly families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcnelly family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcnelly families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 19 Mcnelly families living in New Brunswick. This was about 66% of all the recorded Mcnelly's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Mcnelly families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcnelly surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcnelly ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Mcnelly. 54% of Mcnelly men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Mcnelly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcnelly 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcnelly. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Mcnelly. For the veterans among your Mcnelly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcnelly lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Mcnelly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Mcnelly in 1951 was 20, and 80 in 2004.

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