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 Family Origin

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Neal Family Occupations

What did your Neal ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Neal. 20% of Neal men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Neal women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Neal were Farm Laborer and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Neal Historical Records

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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

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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.

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