Neal Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Nell, Seal, Neil, Neat, Beal, Bean, Near, Neas, Nealy, Veal

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Neal Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Neal name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    50%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    6%

  • Benin/Togo

    4%

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Neal Family Origin

Where is the Neal family from?

Neal Family Occupations

What did your Neal ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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

Neal Historical Records

What Neal family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 532,000 census records available for the last name Neal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Neal 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 28,000 immigration records available for the last name Neal. 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 83,000 military records available for the last name Neal. For the veterans among your Neal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Neal Life Expectancy

What is the average Neal lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Neal

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Neal 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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