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Neer Name Meaning

Dutch (Van Neer): habitational name for someone from a place called Neer in Limburg (Netherlands). German: variant of Neher . Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Neier .

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

Similar surnames: Neder, Nier, Leer, Beer, Geer, Deer, Peer, Neier, Neyer, Meer

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Where is the Neer family from?

You can see how Neer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Neer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Neer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Neer families living in Ontario. This was about 40% of all the recorded Neer's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Neer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Neer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Neer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Neer. 24% of Neer men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Neer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Neer were Farm Laborer and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Neer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Neer 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 920 immigration records available for the last name Neer. 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 Neer. For the veterans among your Neer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Neer lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Neer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Neer in 1948 was 41, and 73 in 2004.

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