Neat Family History

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Neat Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a herdsman in charge of cattle or a nickname for someone thought to resemble an ox or a cow, from Middle English neat ‘ox’, ‘cow’ (Old English neat). The modern English adjective neat (via French from Latin nitidus ‘clean’, ‘shining’) does not occur before the 16th century, after the main period of surname formation.

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


Similar surnames: Best, Bean, Nead, Neal, New, Seat, Noah, Deas, Leap, Belt

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Neat Family Origin

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Neat Family Occupations

What did your Neat ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Neat. 45% of Neat men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Neat women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Neat were Salesman and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    45%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Machinist
    13%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    28%
  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Teacher
    17%
  • Maid
    17%

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

Neat Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Neat. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Neat 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 469 immigration records available for the last name Neat. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Neat. For the veterans among your Neat ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Neat Life Expectancy

What is the average Neat lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Neat life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Neat in 1957 was 36, and 83 in 2004.

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