Neals Family History

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Neals Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Dutch and North German Niels or Neels. Perhaps also a variant of Irish Neill, with the addition of English patronymic -s.

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

Similar surnames: Neils, Neall, Nehls, Neels, Neale, Neal, Neas, Keal, Beals, Seals

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Neals Family Origin

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Neals Family Occupations

What did your Neals ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Neals. A less common occupation for the Neals family was Farm Laborer. The most common Neals occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Neals's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Neals Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Neals. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Neals 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 398 immigration records available for the last name Neals. 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 436 military records available for the last name Neals. For the veterans among your Neals ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Neals Life Expectancy

What is the average Neals lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Neals life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Neals in 1943 was 29, and 35 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Neals 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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