Neal Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: from an Anglo-Scandinavian form of the Gaelic name Niall (see Neill). This was adopted by the Scandinavians in the form Njal and was introduced into northern England and East Anglia by them, rather than being taken directly from Gaelic. It was reinforced after the Norman Conquest by the Anglo-Norman French and Middle English forms Neel, Nihel, and Nigel, which were brought to England by the Normans. Scottish and Irish: reduced form of McNeal (see McNeil).

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

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Neal Family Origin

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Neal Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Neal. A less common occupation for the Neal family was Farm Laborer. The most common Neal occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Neal's were Farmers.

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Neal Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Neal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Neal in 1941 was 38, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Neal

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