Neilson Family History

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Neilson Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from Neill. Americanized form of Swedish Nilsson.

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

Similar surnames: Nelson, Nilson, Kelson, Newlon, Eidson, Wilson, Nilsson, Neils

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Neilson Family Origin

Where is the Neilson family from?

Neilson Family Occupations

What did your Neilson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Neilson occupation in the UK was Coal Miner . 8% of Neilson's were Coal Miner s. Coal Miner , Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Neilson. A less common occupation for the Neilson family was Annuitant.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Annuitant


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

Neilson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 122,000 census records available for the last name Neilson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Neilson 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 46,000 immigration records available for the last name Neilson. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Neilson. For the veterans among your Neilson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Neilson Life Expectancy

What is the average Neilson lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Neilson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Neilson in 1948 was 31, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Neilson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Neilson 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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