Origins of the Nel surname

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    In 1921, most Nels lived in west-midlands

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    Common jobs for Nels

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

    Common female occupations for Nels in 1921

    Boarding House Keeper


    Cotton Beamer Plain Goods




    General Servant


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    Common male occupations for Nels in 1921

    Farm Hands


    Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


    Bookkeepers And Cashiers






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