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Neville Name Meaning

Irish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Neuville in Calvados or Néville in Seine-Maritime, both so called from Old French neu(f) ‘new’ (Latin novus) + ville ‘settlement’ (see Villa). Irish (Munster): assimilation of the Gaelic name Ó Niadh (see Nee) and sometimes of Ó Cnaimhín (see Nevin).

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


Similar surnames: Deville, Neuville, Melville, Saville, Keville, Newville, Reville

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Neville Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Neville name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Neville. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    44%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    30%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Norway

    3%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    2%

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Neville Family Origin

Where is the Neville family from?

Neville Family Occupations

What did your Neville ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Neville occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Neville's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Neville. A less common occupation for the Neville family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    3%

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

Neville Historical Records

What Neville family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 162,000 census records available for the last name Neville. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Neville 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Neville. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Neville. For the veterans among your Neville ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Neville Life Expectancy

What is the average Neville lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Neville life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Neville in 1940 was 70, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Neville

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Neville 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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