local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The name Neuchâtel is derived from the Old French words "neu," meaning "new," and "chastelier," meaning "small castle," and indicates that the original bearer lived in a new castle, or in one of the many places so named in France.
Early Origins of the Neuchâtel family
family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Neuchâtel family
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Neuchâtel Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Neufchâtel, Neuchâtel, Neufchâtelle, Neuchâtelle, Neufchâtels, Neufchâtelles, Neuchâtels, Neuchâtelles, de Neufchâtel, du Neufchâtel, le Neufchâtel, De Neufchâtel and many more.
Early Notables of the Neuchâtel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Neuchâtel family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jean Neufchatel who settled in Louisiana in 1854.
The Neuchâtel 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: Trop me tard
Motto Translation: I'm too late
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