Nelis Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McNelis. Dutch: reduced form of Cornelius or Daniels.

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


Similar surnames: Nellis, Melis, Neis, Neils, Lewis, Nelle, Delfs, Neil, Neish, Bellis

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Nelis Family Origin

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Nelis Family Occupations

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  • Farmer Son

    40%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • House Keeper Servant

    20%
  • Labour

    20%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Nelis family was Labour. The most common Nelis occupation in Canada was Farmer Son. 40% of Nelis's were Farmer Sons. Farmer Son, Farmer and House Keeper Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nelis.

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Nelis Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2004, Nelis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Nelis in 1962 was 48, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nelis

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