Neilan Family History

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Neilan Name Meaning

Irish (Munster and Connacht): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Nialláin ‘descendant of Niallán’, a diminutive of the personal name Niall (see Neill).

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

Similar surnames: Nealon, Neill, Keelan, Neenan, Neils, Geelan, Newlin, Neil, Neild

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Neilan Family Origin

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Neilan Family Occupations

What did your Neilan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Neilan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 22% of Neilan's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Boiler Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Neilan. A less common occupation for the Neilan family was Dressmaking.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Boiler Maker

  • Dressmaking


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

Neilan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Neilan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Neilan 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 Neilan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Neilan. For the veterans among your Neilan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Neilan Life Expectancy

What is the average Neilan lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Neilan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Neilan in 1962 was 87, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Neilan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Neilan 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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