Neher Family History

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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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Neher Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Neher name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Sweden


  • Philippines


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Neher Family Origin

Where is the Neher family from?

Neher Family Occupations

What did your Neher ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Neher. A less common occupation for the Neher family was Butcher. The most common Neher occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Neher's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Butcher


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

Neher Historical Records

What Neher family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Neher Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Neher 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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