Mcnelis Family History

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Mcnelis Name Meaning

Irish (western Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Niallghuis ‘son of Niallghus’, a personal name (probably originally a compliment) composed of the personal name Niall ‘champion’ + gus ‘choice’ or ‘vigor’.

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

Similar surnames: Mcneil, Mcnulty, Mcdaris, Melis, Mcnevin, Mcneely, Mcinnis, Mcnally

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Mcnelis Family Origin

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Mcnelis Family Occupations

What did your Mcnelis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mcnelis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Mcnelis's were Farmers. Farmer, Miner and Work On Breaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcnelis. A less common occupation for the Mcnelis family was Coal Miner.

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  • Farmer

  • Miner

  • Work On Breaker

  • Coal Miner


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

Mcnelis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Mcnelis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcnelis 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 Mcnelis. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Mcnelis. For the veterans among your Mcnelis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcnelis Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcnelis lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Mcnelis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Mcnelis in 1951 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mcnelis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mcnelis 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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