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Origins of the Neilson surname

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About the Neilsons

We have a total number of 40107 records for people with the last name Neilson.

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Where do most Neilsons live?

In 1921, most Neilsons lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Neilsons

How common is your surname?

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

We have 29,300 records for the Neilson surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Neilsons most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Andersons

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Neilsons.

What are the most common Neilson first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Neilsons

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

Common Female occupations for Neilsons in 1921
Dressmaker

179

Housekeeper

114

Domestic Servant

111

Annuitant

78

House Keeper

78

Common Male occupations for Neilsons in 1921
Coal Miner

634

Carter

149

Mason

119

Tailor

116

Joiner

109

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