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Neet Name Meaning

Possibly a respelling of German Nieth, a habitational name from Nied on the Nidda river in Hesse, or of Niet, which is possibly a nickname from Middle High German niet ‘eager’.

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


Similar surnames: Nett, Netz, Nebel, Peet, Neat, Neer, Nast, Belt, Nest, Neeb

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Where is the Neet family from?

You can see how Neet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Neet family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Neet families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 3 Neet families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 75% of all the recorded Neet's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Neet families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Neet surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Neet ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Neet. 27% of Neet men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Neet women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Neet were Proprietor and Teacher. .

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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

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    60%
  • Housework
    20%
  • Teacher
    20%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Neet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Neet 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 211 immigration records available for the last name Neet. 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 953 military records available for the last name Neet. For the veterans among your Neet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Neet lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Neet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Neet in 1957 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

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