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Neat Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a herdsman in charge of cattle or a nickname for someone thought to resemble an ox or a cow, from Middle English neat ‘ox’, ‘cow’ (Old English neat). The modern English adjective neat (via French from Latin nitidus ‘clean’, ‘shining’) does not occur before the 16th century, after the main period of surname formation.

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

Similar surnames: Best, Bean, Nead, Neal, New, Seat, Noah, Deas, Leap, Belt

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Where is the Neat family from?

You can see how Neat families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Neat family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Neat families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 9 Neat families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Neat's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Neat families in 1911.
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What did your Neat ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Neat. 100% of Neat men worked as a Laborer. .

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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

  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Neat. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Neat 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 469 immigration records available for the last name Neat. 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 Neat. For the veterans among your Neat ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Neat lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Neat life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Neat in 1957 was 36, and 83 in 2004.

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