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Neenan Family History

Neenan Surname Meaning

Irish (Cork and Clare): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Naoidheannáin ‘descendant of Naoidheanán’ from naoidheán ‘infant’ often now assimilated to Noonan .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Meenan, Heenan, Keenan, Meehan, Deehan, Neilan, Greenan, Deegan

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Where is the Neenan family from?

You can see how Neenan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Neenan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Neenan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 8 Neenan families living in Lancashire. This was about 42% of all the recorded Neenan's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Neenan families in 1891.
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What did your Neenan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Neenan. 72% of Neenan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Ledger Clerk
    15%
  • Liner Keeper
    15%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Neenan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 788 military records available for the last name Neenan. For the veterans among your Neenan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Neenan lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Neenan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Neenan in 1947 was 44, and 78 in 2004.

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