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Neese Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Naois (see McNeese). North German and Dutch: from a short form of the female personal name Agnes (see Annis). Americanized form of German Nies or possibly Kniess (see Knez).

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


Similar surnames: Nees, Neece, Nease, Meese, Neeser, Reese, Beese, Weese, Heese, Neish

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Where is the Neese family from?

You can see how Neese families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Neese family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Neese families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Neese families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 19% of all the recorded Neese's in the USA. Pennsylvania and 1 other state had the highest population of Neese families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Neese surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Neese ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Neese. 21% of Neese men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Neese women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Neese were Clerk and Seamstress.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Seamstress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Neese. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Neese census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 842 immigration records available for the last name Neese. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Neese. For the veterans among your Neese ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Neese lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Neese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Neese in 1954 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

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