Neese Family History

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Neese Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Naois (see McNeese). North German and Dutch: from a short form of the female personal name Agnes (see Annis). Americanized form of German Nies or possibly Kniess (see Knez).

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

Similar surnames: Nees, Neece, Nease, Meese, Neeser, Reese, Beese, Weese, Heese, Neish

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Neese Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Neese name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Neese Family Origin

Where is the Neese family from?

Neese Family Occupations

What did your Neese ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Neese occupation in the UK was Puddler. 100% of Neese's were Puddlers.

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  • Puddler


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

Neese Historical Records

What Neese family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Neese. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Neese 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 842 immigration records available for the last name Neese. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Neese. For the veterans among your Neese ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Neese Life Expectancy

What is the average Neese lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Neese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Neese in 1954 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Neese 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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