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Neville Surname Meaning

English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Neuville in Calvados or Néville in Seine-Maritime France both so called from Old French neu(f) ‘new’ (from Latin novus) + ville ‘settlement’. Irish (Munster): assimilation of the Gaelic name Ó Niadh (see Nee ) and sometimes of Ó Cnaimhín (see Nevin ).

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


Similar surnames: Deville, Neuville, Melville, Saville, Keville, Newville, Reville

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Where is the Neville family from?

You can see how Neville families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Neville family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Neville families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 785 Neville families living in London. This was about 21% of all the recorded Neville's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Neville families in 1891.
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What did your Neville 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 Neville. 12% of Neville men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Neville women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Neville were Horseman On Farm and Private Means. .

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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
    12%
  • Builders Labourer
    4%
  • Gardener
    3%
  • Horseman On Farm
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    66%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Neville. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Neville. For the veterans among your Neville ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Neville lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Neville life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Neville in 1940 was 70, and 74 in 2004.

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