Neill Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: reduced form of Irish Gaelic Ó Néill or Scottish Gaelic Mac Néill ‘descendant (or son) of Niall’, a personal name of Irish origin, thought to mean ‘champion’. The personal name was adopted by Norsemen in the form Njáll, and was brought to England both directly from Ireland by Scandinavian settlers and indirectly (via France) by the Normans. Among the latter it had taken the form Ni(h)el, which was altered by folk etymology to the Latin name Nigellus.

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


Similar surnames: Gill, Neal, Nell, Neils, Hell, Neil, Nill, Neish, Neville, Neild

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Neill Family Origin

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Neill Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Printer

    6%
  • Clerk

    5%
  • Labourer

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Neill family was Labourer. The most common Neill occupation in Canada was Farmer. 36% of Neill's were Farmers. Farmer, Printer and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Neill.

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Neill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Neill in 1944 was 48, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Neill

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