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Nelles Name Meaning

Dutch Flemish and German: patronymic from the personal name Nelis a short form of Cornelis (see Cornelius ) or of Daniels .

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


Similar surnames: Nelle, Nellis, Telles, Neils, Feltes, Gelles, Alles, Jolles, Neller

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Where is the Nelles family from?

You can see how Nelles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nelles family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nelles families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 168 Nelles families living in Ontario. This was about 87% of all the recorded Nelles's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Nelles families in 1911.
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What did your Nelles ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Nelles. 49% of Nelles men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Nelles women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nelles were Merchant and Student. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    49%
  • Labourer
    7%
  • Student
    7%
  • Merchant
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Income
    50%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Student
    25%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Nelles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nelles 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Nelles. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Nelles. For the veterans among your Nelles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nelles lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Nelles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Nelles in 1959 was 63, and 78 in 2004.

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