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Nevels Surname Meaning

English and Scottish (Wigtownshire): of Norman origin a variant of Neville with post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is now rare in Britain. Dutch and North German: unexplained.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Nevens, Nevells, Neels, Neaves, Newell, Geels, Nevils, Nevins, Neals

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Where is the Nevels family from?

You can see how Nevels families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nevels family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nevels families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 17 Nevels families living in Ontario. This was about 94% of all the recorded Nevels's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Nevels families in 1911.
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What did your Nevels ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nevels. 27% of Nevels men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Nevels women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nevels were Truck Driver and Cook. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • House Wife
  • Cook
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Passenger Lists

There are 196 immigration records available for the last name Nevels. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Nevels. For the veterans among your Nevels ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nevels lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Nevels life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Nevels in 1940 was 44, and 67 in 2004.

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