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Neher Family History

Neher Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a tailor or embroiderer, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German nehen ‘to sew’, ‘to embroider’. Compare Nager 1.

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


Similar surnames: Neyer, Neier, Nager, Seher, Reder, Keser, Dreher, Zehner, Fecher

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Where is the Neher family from?

You can see how Neher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Neher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Neher families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Neher families living in New York. This was about 45% of all the recorded Neher's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Neher families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Neher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Neher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Neher. 19% of Neher men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Neher women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Neher were Truck Driver and Nurse. .

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Nurse
    8%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Neher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Neher 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Neher. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Neher. For the veterans among your Neher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Neher lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Neher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Neher in 1941 was 30, and 77 in 2004.

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