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Nealy Name Meaning

Irish: shortened and altered form of McNeilly .

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

Similar surnames: Neely, Nealey, Neal, Neily, Healy, Neally, Neary, Neill, Ney, Shealy

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Where is the Nealy family from?

You can see how Nealy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nealy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nealy families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 27 Nealy families living in Ontario. This was about 79% of all the recorded Nealy's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Nealy families in 1911.
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What did your Nealy ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Nealy. 50% of Nealy 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
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Nealy. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Nealy. For the veterans among your Nealy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nealy lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Nealy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Nealy in 1950 was 55, and 65 in 2004.

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