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

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Neil family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Neil. The most common Neil occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Neil's were Farmers.

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Neil Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Neil

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