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Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name Neale is Ó Néill, which means descendant of Niall, a personal name of Irish origin, thought to mean "champion."

Neale Early Origins



The surname Neale was first found in County Tyrone (Irish: Tír Eoghain), the ancient territory of the O'Neills, now in the Province of Ulster, central Northern Ireland, and County Clare where O'Neill was chief of Clan Dalvy and of Tradree, a district in the barony of Inchiquinn. In the 10th century, a branch of this family went to Limerick to assist in the expulsion of the Danes. After one victorious occasion they wore green boughs in their helmets and on their horses' heads signifying their victory.

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Neale Spelling Variations


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Neale Spelling Variations



Just like the English language, the Gaelic language of Ireland was not standardized in the Middle Ages. Therefore, one's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origins of the Neale family name include O'Neill, Neal, Neale, Neales, Neil, Nihill, Niell, O'Nail, O'Neil, O'Niel and many more.

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Neale Early History


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Neale Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Neale research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1480, 1559, 1530, 1567, 1550, 1616, 1612, 1664, 1694, 1689 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Neale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Neale Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Neale Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name at this time was Sir Niall O'Neill who distinguished himself at the Battle of the Boyne; Conn O'Neill, 1st Earl of Tyrone (c.1480-1559) King of Tir Eogain; Shane O'Neill (c.1530-1567), Irish king of the O'Neill dynasty of Ulster; Hugh O'Neill ( c. 1550-1616), Earl of Tyrone, also...

Another 61 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Neale 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



Irish families left their homeland in astonishing numbers during the 19th century in search of a better life. Although individual reasons vary, most of these Irish families suffered from extreme poverty, lack of work opportunities, and exorbitant rents in their homeland. Many decided to travel to Australia or North America in the hopes of finding greater opportunities and land. The Irish immigrants that came to North America initially settled on the East Coast, often in major centers such as Boston or New York. But like the many other cultures to settle in North America, the Irish traveled to almost any region they felt held greater promise; as a result, many Irish with gold fever moved all the way out to the Pacific coast. Others before that time left for land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula, or the Maritimes as United Empire Loyalists, for many Irish did choose to side with the English during the American War of Independence. The earliest wave of Irish migration, however, occurred during the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Neale name:

Neale Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Captain James Neale (1615-1684) who arrived about 1635 in Maryland and received 1,000 acres of land, many of his descendants became Jesuit priests
  • Jonathon Neale settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Jon Neale, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • James Neale, who arrived in Maryland in 1635
  • Pearce Neale, who arrived in Virginia in 1636
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Neale Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Daniel Neale, who arrived in Virginia in 1700
  • Bryan Neale, who arrived in Virginia in 1700
  • Charles Neale, who arrived in Virginia in 1704
  • Thomas Neale, who arrived in Georgia in 1738

Neale Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Neale, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1812
  • Arthur Neale, aged 45, landed in Maryland in 1813
  • Robert Neale, aged 24, landed in Maryland in 1813
  • Alice Neale, aged 55, arrived in New York in 1864

Neale Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • James Neale, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Neale Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Johanna Neale, aged 26, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the barque "Pallas" from Cork, Ireland
  • Dennis Neale, aged 31, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Thomas Hanford" from Cork, Ireland
  • Catherine Neale, aged 25, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Thomas Hanford" from Cork, Ireland
  • Daniel Neale, aged 26, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Ann & Mary" from Cork, Ireland
  • Mary Neale, aged 27, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1837 aboard the barque "Robert Watt" from Cork, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Neale Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Neale, English convict from Buckinghamshire, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  • W.H. Neale a surveyor, arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Cygnet" in 1836 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Cygnet arrived Holdfast Bay, Adealide Sept. 11, 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Cygnet.htm
  • Mary Elizabeth Neale arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Cygnet" in 1836 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Cygnet arrived Holdfast Bay, Adealide Sept. 11, 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Cygnet.htm
  • D. Neale arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Duke of York" in 1836 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Duke of York 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836DukeOfYork.htm
  • John Neale a carpenter, arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Duke of York" in 1836 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Duke of York 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836DukeOfYork.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Neale Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Neale, aged 37, a lime burner, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841
  • Sarah Neale, aged 38, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841
  • Patrick Neale, aged 41, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inchinnan" in 1852
  • Catherine Neale, aged 30, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inchinnan" in 1852
  • James Neale arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ashburton" in 1857
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Neale (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Neale (post 1700)



  • Howard F. Neale, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State Senate 3rd District, 1931-34
  • Henry Neale, American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates from St. Mary's County, 1805, 1808-09, 1811-12
  • George Neale, American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates from Kent County, 1817
  • G. Hallett Neale (b. 1896), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Elkhart, Indiana, 1943-44
  • Daniel R. Neale, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Parkersburg, Virginia, 1829-41
  • Christopher Neale, American politician, Mayor of Alexandria, District of Columbia, 1821-24
  • Cheryl Neale, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 2004
  • Betty Neale, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1972
  • Ben M. Neale, American Democrat politician, Chair of Dade County Democratic Party, 1921
  • J. A. Neale, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Nicholas County; Elected 1934
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Neale Historic Events


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Neale Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Henry Neale, British Trimmer from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Robert S Neale (b. 1905), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Workington, Cumberland, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Cygnet arrived Holdfast Bay, Adealide Sept. 11, 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Cygnet.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Duke of York 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836DukeOfYork.htm

Other References

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  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  4. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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The Neale Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Neale 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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