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 1880, a less common occupation for the Neat family was Coal Miner. The most common Neat occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Neat's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Neat.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Farming

    9%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    4%

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

Neat Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Neat

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Neat 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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