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Where is the Neilson family from?
You can see how Neilson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Neilson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Neilson families were found in and Scotland in 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1911 there were 252 Neilson families living in Ontario. This was about 42% of all the recorded Neilson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Neilson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Neilson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Neilson. 40% of Neilson men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Neilson women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Neilson were Carpenter and Teacher.