Neaton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The history of the Neaton family begins among the Pictish clans ancient Scotland. The name Neaton comes from the Pictish name Nechtan. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Neachdainn, which means son of Nechtan.

Early Origins of the Neaton family

The surname Neaton was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held lands at Lochow and Loch Fyne, called Glenera, Glenshira, and Glen Fyne.

Important Dates for the Neaton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Neaton research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1247, 1431, 1438, 1565, 1614, 1627, and 1691 are included under the topic Early Neaton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Neaton Spelling Variations

In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. Neaton has appeared MacNaughton, McNachton, MacNaghten, MacNechten, Notton, Norton and many more.

Early Notables of the Neaton family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Neaton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Neaton family to Ireland

Some of the Neaton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Neaton family

Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Neaton: Francis Norton, who arrived in New Hampshire in 1630; Ann Norton, who settled in Virginia in 1643; Anthony Norton, who arrived in Virginia in 1670; Edward Norton, who settled in New England in 1663.

Contemporary Notables of the name Neaton (post 1700)

  • Robert A. Neaton, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1976 [1]

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 10) . Retrieved from
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