Neat Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a herdsman in charge of cattle or a nickname for someone thought to resemble an ox or a cow, from Middle English neat ‘ox’, ‘cow’ (Old English neat). The modern English adjective neat (via French from Latin nitidus ‘clean’, ‘shining’) does not occur before the 16th century, after the main period of surname formation.

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


Similar surnames: Best, Bean, Nead, Neal, New, Seat, Noah, Deas, Leap, Belt

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Neat Family Origin

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Neat Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Laundress

    3%
  • Shoe Finisher

    3%
  • Ag Lab Cowman

    1%

In 1881, the most common Neat occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Neat's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Laundress and Shoe Finisher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Neat. A less common occupation for the Neat family was Ag Lab Cowman.

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Neat Historical Records

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Neat Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, Neat life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Neat in 1957 was 36, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Neat

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