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Where did the Scottish Neason family come from? What is the Scottish Neason family crest and coat of arms? When did the Neason family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Neason family history?The ancestors of the Neason family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. They lived in any of a number of places called Ness, in Scotland and England. In this case, the surname Neason comes from the Old English word, ness, which means headland. Thus, the surname Neason means someone "from the headland." However, some references claim the name came from the Gaelic personal name Ness.
Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Neason include Ness, Nesse, Nessan, Neeson and others.
First found in Fife, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Neason research. Another 170 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1093, 1153, 1160, 1180, and 1260 are included under the topic Early Neason History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Neason Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Neason family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 123 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Neason: William Nesse, who arrived in Virginia in 1635; An Cath. Ness, who settled in New York in 1710; Michael Ness settled in Philadelphia in 1731; Matthias Ness, his wife and their six children, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1731.
The Neason Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Neason Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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