Mcneely Family History

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Mcneely Name Meaning

Scottish (Galloway) and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Fhilidh ‘son of the poet’. Irish: Anglicized form of the Connacht name Mac Conghaile ‘son of Conghal’ (see Connolly).

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

Similar surnames: Mcfeely, Mcnally, Mcnelly, Mcneil, Mcneese, Mcnee, Mcgreevy, Mcneeley

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Mcneely Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mcneely name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mcneely. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Mcneely Family Origin

Where is the Mcneely family from?

Mcneely Family Occupations

What did your Mcneely ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mcneely family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcneely. The most common Mcneely occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Mcneely's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mcneely ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mcneely Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Mcneely. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcneely census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcneely. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Mcneely. For the veterans among your Mcneely ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcneely Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcneely lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mcneely life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Mcneely in 1941 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mcneely ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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