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Neeson Family History

Neeson Surname Meaning

Irish (Antrim): Anglicized translation of Gaelic Mac Naois ‘son of Naois’ a patronymic from a short form of the personal name Aonghus (see Angus ). The name is usually Anglicized as McNeese . Altered form of Dutch or German Niesen .

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

Similar surnames: Nesson, Nees, Neese, Neason, Niesen, Hewson, Merson, Nelson, Herson

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Where is the Neeson family from?

You can see how Neeson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Neeson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Neeson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 19 Neeson families living in Yorkshire. This was about 22% of all the recorded Neeson's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Neeson families in 1891.
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What did your Neeson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Warehouseman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Neeson. 34% of Neeson men worked as a Warehouseman and 74% of Neeson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Neeson were General Labourer and Retired. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • Warehouseman
  • Joiner
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Shop Assistant
  • Shorthand Typist
  • Retired
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Neeson. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Neeson. For the veterans among your Neeson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Neeson lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Neeson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Neeson in 1951 was 47, and 69 in 2004.

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