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Neilan Surname Meaning

Irish (Connacht): variant of Nealon from Ó Nialláin.

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

Similar surnames: Nealon, Neill, Keelan, Neenan, Neils, Geelan, Newlin, Neil, Neild

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Where is the Neilan family from?

You can see how Neilan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Neilan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Neilan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 12 Neilan families living in Yorkshire. This was about 44% of all the recorded Neilan's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Neilan families in 1891.
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What did your Neilan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Neilan. 100% of Neilan men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Neilan 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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Barmaid
  • Unpaid House Duties
  • Shop Ass Fruit
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Neilan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Neilan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Neilan lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Neilan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Neilan in 1962 was 87, and 82 in 2004.

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