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The Denief surname is derived from a place called Nevay in Angus.

Denief Early Origins



The surname Denief was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they held a family seat from early times and were granted lands by King David of Scotland.

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Denief Spelling Variations


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Denief Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Nevay, Neave, Neaves, Nevey, Neve, Neevey and others.

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Denief Early History


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Denief Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Denief research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1219, 1453, 1558, 1870 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Denief History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Denief Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Denief Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Denief Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Motto



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.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    9. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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    The Denief Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Denief 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.

    This page was last modified on 29 January 2014 at 08:13.

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