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Nelli Name Meaning

Italian (mainly Tuscany): patronymic from the personal name Nello, a short form of a personal name formed with the hypocoristic suffix -ello following the final consonant -n, for example Antonello, Brunello, Giovannello.

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


Similar surnames: Celli, Nell, Lelli, Neri, Noll, Meli, Nelle, Ell, Belli, Yelle

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Where is the Nelli family from?

You can see how Nelli families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nelli family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Nelli families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Nelli family living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Nelli's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Nelli families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nelli surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nelli ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nelli. 24% of Nelli men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Nelli women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nelli were Machinist and Clerk. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Tailor
    18%
  • New Worker
    12%
  • Machinist
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    60%
  • Clerk
    40%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Nelli. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nelli 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 Nelli. 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 295 military records available for the last name Nelli. For the veterans among your Nelli ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nelli lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2003, in the United States, Nelli life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Nelli in 1947 was 48, and 79 in 2003.

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