Neel Family History

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Neel Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: variant of Neill.

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

Similar surnames: Neil, Neeld, Niel, Neal, Nell, Nee, Keel, Teel, Neale, Seel

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Neel Family Origin

Where is the Neel family from?

Neel Family Occupations

What did your Neel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Neel. A less common occupation for the Neel family was Laborer. The most common Neel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Neel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Laborer


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

Neel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Neel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Neel 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Neel. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Neel. For the veterans among your Neel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Neel Life Expectancy

What is the average Neel lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Neel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Neel in 1948 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Neel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Neel 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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