Nellis Family History

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Nellis Name Meaning

Dutch: variant spelling of Nelis. Possibly also Irish: reduced form of McNelis.

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

Similar surnames: Nelis, Mellis, Nelles, Gillis, Bellis, Nealis, Neals, Neils, Nelle

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Nellis Family Origin

Where is the Nellis family from?

Nellis Family Occupations

What did your Nellis ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Nellis occupation in the UK was Labourer. 12% of Nellis's were Labourers. Labourer, Baker and Lodging House Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nellis. A less common occupation for the Nellis family was Broker.

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  • Labourer

  • Baker

  • Lodging House Keeper

  • Broker


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

Nellis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Nellis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nellis 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 Nellis. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Nellis. For the veterans among your Nellis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nellis Life Expectancy

What is the average Nellis lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Nellis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Nellis in 1952 was 45, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nellis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nellis 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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