Neels Family History

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Neels Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from the personal name Neel, a reduced form of either Cornelius or Daneel (see Daniel).

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

Similar surnames: Neils, Neals, Nehls, Geels, Nees, Nevels, Keels, Neuens, Hees, Kees

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Neels Family Origin

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Neels Family Occupations

What did your Neels ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Neels. A less common occupation for the Neels family was Keep House. The most common Neels occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Neels's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keep House


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

Neels Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Neels. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Neels 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 456 immigration records available for the last name Neels. 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 377 military records available for the last name Neels. For the veterans among your Neels ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Neels Life Expectancy

What is the average Neels lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Neels life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Neels in 1952 was 44, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Neels

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Neels 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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