Nelan Family History

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Nelan Name Meaning

Variant of Irish Nealon.

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

Similar surnames: Nilan, Felan, Tolan, Neilan, Nolan, Kean, Neman, Dean, Gean, Near

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Nelan Family Origin

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Nelan Family Occupations

What did your Nelan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Nelan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Nelan's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nelan. A less common occupation for the Nelan family was Blacksmith Helper.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeps House

  • Blacksmith Helper


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

Nelan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Nelan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nelan 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 972 immigration records available for the last name Nelan. 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 464 military records available for the last name Nelan. For the veterans among your Nelan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nelan Life Expectancy

What is the average Nelan lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Nelan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Nelan in 1961 was 52, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nelan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nelan 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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