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Neville Name Meaning

Irish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Neuville in Calvados or Néville in Seine-Maritime, both so called from Old French neu(f) ‘new’ (Latin novus) + ville ‘settlement’ (see Villa). Irish (Munster): assimilation of the Gaelic name Ó Niadh (see Nee) and sometimes of Ó Cnaimhín (see Nevin).

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


Similar surnames: Deville, Neuville, Melville, Saville, Keville, Newville, Reville

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Where is the Neville family from?

You can see how Neville families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Neville family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Neville families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 214 Neville families living in Ontario. This was about 47% of all the recorded Neville's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Neville families in 1911.
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What did your Neville ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Neville. 30% of Neville men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Neville women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Neville were Carpenter 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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Labourer
    9%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    31%
  • Housekeeper
    22%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 162,000 census records available for the last name Neville. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Neville 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Neville. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Neville. For the veterans among your Neville ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Neville lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Neville life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Neville in 1940 was 70, and 74 in 2004.

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