Neely Family History

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Neely Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McNeely.

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

Similar surnames: Neeley, Nealy, Neily, Neels, Neal, Keeley, Neil, Neils, Nee, Ney

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Neely Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Neely name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Neely. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Neely Family Origin

Where is the Neely family from?

Neely Family Occupations

What did your Neely ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Neely family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Neely. The most common Neely occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Neely's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Neely Historical Records

What Neely family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 94,000 census records available for the last name Neely. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Neely 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Neely. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Neely. For the veterans among your Neely ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Neely Life Expectancy

What is the average Neely lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Neely life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Neely in 1944 was 25, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Neely 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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