Neish Family History

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Neish Name Meaning

Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Naois ‘son of Naos’. Compare Irish McNeese.

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

Similar surnames: Nish, Neill, Neice, Neil, Neils, Lish, Irish, Neild, Nelis, Neis

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Neish Family Origin

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Neish Family Occupations

What did your Neish ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Annuitant, Flaxdresser and Housekeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Neish. A less common occupation for the Neish family was Shoemaker. The most common Neish occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 3% of Neish's were Annuitants.

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  • Annuitant

  • Flaxdresser

  • Housekeeper

  • Shoemaker


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

Neish Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Neish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Neish 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 Neish. 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 Neish. For the veterans among your Neish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Neish Life Expectancy

What is the average Neish lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Neish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Neish in 1962 was 59, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Neish

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Neish 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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