Neil Family History

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Neil Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: reduced form of McNeil or variant of Neill.

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

Similar surnames: Neal, Neils, Neily, Neill, Neel, Neild, Nell, Nee, Feil, Peil

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Neil Family Origin

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Neil Family Occupations

What did your Neil ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Neil. 16% of Neil men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Neil women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Neil were Truck Driver and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Clerk

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

Neil Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 259,000 census records available for the last name Neil. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Neil 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 36,000 immigration records available for the last name Neil. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Neil. For the veterans among your Neil ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Neil Life Expectancy

What is the average Neil lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Neil life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Neil in 1943 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

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