Neils Family History

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Neils Name Meaning

German: from a reduced form of the personal name Cornelius. Irish: variant of Neill, with English patronymic -s.

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


Similar surnames: Neals, Neels, Neill, Neil, Neild, Neis, Eilts, Neily, Nelle, Beins

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Neils Family Origin

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Neils Family Occupations

What did your Neils ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Neils occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Neils's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Neils family was Bricklayer. Farmer, Laborer and Architect were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Neils.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Architect

    5%
  • Bricklayer

    5%

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Neils Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Neils. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Neils census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Neils. 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 Card

There are 779 military records available for the last name Neils. For the veterans among your Neils ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Neils Life Expectancy

What is the average Neils lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Neils life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Neils in 1963 was 73, and 90 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Neils ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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