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The surname Neuchâtel is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other 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.

Neuchâtel Early Origins



The surname Neuchâtel was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this highly distinguished family has held a family seat from ancient times.

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Neuchâtel Spelling Variations


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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.

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Neuchâtel Early History


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Neuchâtel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Neuchâtel research. Another 431 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1165, 1251, 1345, 1354, 1359, 1385 and 1408 are included under the topic Early Neuchâtel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Neuchâtel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Neuchâtel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 18 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Neuchâtel 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: Jean Neufchatel who settled in Louisiana in 1854.

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Motto


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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: Trop me tard
Motto Translation: I'm too late


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
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    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    10. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
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    The Neuchâtel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Neuchâtel 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 26 March 2014 at 09:37.

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