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Origins of the McNelis surname

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About the McNelises

We have a total number of 1780 records for people with the last name McNelis.

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Where do most McNelises live?

In 1921, most McNelises lived in London.

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Interesting facts about McNelises

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 163 records for the McNelis surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were McNelises most likely to marry?

Mc Nelises



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What are the most common McNelis first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Bridget

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Common jobs for McNelises

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for McNelises in 1921


Canvas Machinist


General Servant Domestic


Infirmary Nurse


Lodging House Keeper


Common Male occupations for McNelises in 1921
Boiler Maker




Engineers Labourer


General Labourer


Lab Railway


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