Niel Family History

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Niel Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Neill.

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

Similar surnames: Nield, Neel, Diel, Viel, Biel, Nie, Neeld, Niece, Giel, Riel

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Niel Family Origin

Where is the Niel family from?

Niel Family Occupations

What did your Niel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Shipwright H W and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Niel. 5% of Niel men worked as a Shipwright H W and 55% of Niel women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Niel were Builders Decorator and Buffet Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Shipwright H W
  • Brass Formdry Labourerheavy Worker
  • Bricklayer
  • Builders Decorator

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Assist Cook
  • Buffet Maid

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Niel Historical Records

What Niel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Niel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Niel 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Niel. 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 Niel. For the veterans among your Niel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Niel Life Expectancy

What is the average Niel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Niel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Niel in 1962 was 78, and 81 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Niel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Niel 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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