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Nelon Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered spelling of French Nellon, from a pet form of a personal name, Isnel.

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


Similar surnames: Delon, Nelson, Nealon, Geron, Nein, Pelon, Yelton, Elson, Mellon, Elo

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Where is the Nelon family from?

You can see how Nelon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nelon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nelon families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 12 Nelon families living in Alberta. This was about 34% of all the recorded Nelon's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Nelon families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nelon surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nelon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nelon. 32% of Nelon men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Nelon women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nelon were Wood Cutter and Shirt Finisher.

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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
    32%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    16%
  • Wood Cutter
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Housework
    25%
  • Housewife
    25%
  • Shirt Finisher
    17%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Nelon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nelon 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 323 immigration records available for the last name Nelon. 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 768 military records available for the last name Nelon. For the veterans among your Nelon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nelon lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Nelon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Nelon in 1948 was 32, and 69 in 2004.

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