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Neptune Surname Meaning

English and West Indian (mainly Haiti): from an English and French variant of the name of the Roman god of freshwater and the sea Latin Neptunus. As the English surname it might be applied as a nickname but in Haiti and elsewhere in the West Indies it originates at least in part from the personal name Neptune of the same origin. This surname is also found among Native Americans namely the Passamaquoddies in ME.

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


Similar surnames: Neuse, Repine, Bethune, Tune, Newton, Jeune, Neaton, Terhune, Etue

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Where is the Neptune family from?

You can see how Neptune families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Neptune family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Neptune families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 10 Neptune families living in Devon. This was about 50% of all the recorded Neptune's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Neptune families in 1891.
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What did your Neptune ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Neptune. 15% of Neptune men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Neptune women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Neptune were Proprietor and Housekeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    19%
  • Saleslady
    16%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Neptune. For the veterans among your Neptune ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Neptune lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Neptune life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Neptune in 1949 was 65, and 76 in 2004.

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