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Where did the Scottish Neives family come from? What is the Scottish Neives family crest and coat of arms? When did the Neives family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Neives family history?The Neives surname is derived from a place called Nevay in Angus.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Nevay, Neave, Neaves, Nevey, Neve, Neevey and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Neives research. Another 327 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1219, 1453, 1558, and 1870 are included under the topic Early Neives History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Neives Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Neave, who came to Virginia in 1630; Margaret Neave, who arrived at Boston in 1637; Alexander Neave, who settled in Maryland in 1716; William Neaves, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1852.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Sola proba quae honestas
Motto Translation: Those things only are good which are honorable.
The Neives Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Neives 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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