Neils Name Meaning

German: from a reduced form of the personal name Cornelius. Irish: variant of Neill, with English patronymic -s.

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


Similar surnames: Neals, Neels, Neill, Neil, Neild, Neis, Eilts, Neily, Nelle, Beins

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Neils Family Origin

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Neils Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Architect

    5%
  • Bricklayer

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Architect were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Neils. A less common occupation for the Neils family was Bricklayer. The most common Neils occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Neils's were Farmers.

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Neils Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, Neils life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Neils in 1963 was 73, and 90 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Neils

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