Neef Family History

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Neef Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Neve, from neef ‘nephew’, ‘cousin’. German (southwestern): variant of Neff.

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

Similar surnames: Neff, Naef, Neer, Nees, Geer, Hees, Reif, Reef, Neeb, Need

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Neef Family Origin

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Neef Family Occupations

What did your Neef ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Butcher, Farmer and Shoe Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Neef. The most common Neef occupation in the USA was Butcher. 16% of Neef's were Butchers. A less common occupation for the Neef family was Tailor.

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  • Butcher

  • Farmer

  • Shoe Maker

  • Tailor


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

Neef Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Neef. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Neef 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Neef. 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 Neef. For the veterans among your Neef ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Neef Life Expectancy

What is the average Neef lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Neef life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Neef in 1954 was 34, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Neef

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Neef 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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