Neels Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from the personal name Neel, a reduced form of either Cornelius or Daneel (see Daniel).

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


Similar surnames: Neils, Neals, Nehls, Geels, Nees, Nevels, Keels, Neuens, Hees, Kees

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Neels Family Origin

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Neels Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Carpenter

    11%
  • Farm Laborer

    11%
  • Keep House

    11%

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In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Neels. A less common occupation for the Neels family was Keep House. The most common Neels occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Neels's were Farmers.

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Neels Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, Neels life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Neels in 1952 was 44, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Neels

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