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Neill Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: reduced form of Irish Gaelic Ó Néill or Scottish Gaelic Mac Néill ‘descendant (or son) of Niall’, a personal name of Irish origin, thought to mean ‘champion’. The personal name was adopted by Norsemen in the form Njáll, and was brought to England both directly from Ireland by Scandinavian settlers and indirectly (via France) by the Normans. Among the latter it had taken the form Ni(h)el, which was altered by folk etymology to the Latin name Nigellus.

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


Similar surnames: Gill, Neal, Nell, Neils, Hell, Neil, Nill, Neish, Neville, Neild

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Neill Family Origin

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Neill Family Occupations

What did your Neill ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Neill family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Neill. The most common Neill occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Neill's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Neill Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Neill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Neill 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Neill. 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 Neill. For the veterans among your Neill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Neill Life Expectancy

What is the average Neill lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Neill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Neill in 1944 was 48, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Neill 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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