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The Neall family comes from the ancient Scottish Dalriadan clans of the mountainous west coast of Scotland. The name Neall is derived from the personal name Neil. The Gaelic form Mac Neill translates as son of Neil.

Neall Early Origins



The surname Neall was first found in on the islands of Barra, Gigha, Colonsay, and Oronsay. According to traditional records in 1049, Niall, a direct descendent of King Niall of the Nine Hostages, landed in Barra and founded the Clan MacNeill of Barra. However, another kinsman, some believe to be the younger brother of Niall named Anrothan, married a Princess of the Dalriadans, an ancient race from which sprang most of the early Scottish Kings. Legend has it that Anrothan started the MacNeill house of Colonsay through his son Torquil of Taynish. This latter branch acquired the lands of Gigha, Colonsay and Oronsay, beyond the Firth of Lorne. For the next two centuries it appears as though these two great houses were developing independently of one another.

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Neall Spelling Variations


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Neall Spelling Variations



Translation in medieval times was an undeveloped science and was often carried out without due care. For this reason, many early Scottish names appeared radically altered when written in English. The spelling variations of Neall include MacNeil, MacNeill, MacNeal, MacNeilage, MacNeale, MacNeall, MacNeille, MacNeel, MacNiel, MacGreal, Mcneil, Mcneill, McNeal, Mcneal, Mcneall and many more.

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Neall Early History


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Neall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Neall research. Another 721 words (52 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1730, 1370, 1380, 1526, 1562, 1640, 1631, 1640, 1612, 1613 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Neall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Neall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Neall Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Nigel M'Nele, Laird of Blarekanne c. 1370-1380; Alexander Makneyll, a notary public in Edinburgh in 1526; Richard Neile (1562-1640) was an English churchman, Archbishop...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Neall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Neall In Ireland


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Neall In Ireland



Some of the Neall family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Neall arrived in North America very early:

Neall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mathew Neall, who arrived in New York, NY in 1810
  • Alexander Neall, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816
  • J Neall, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Neall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Neall, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817

Neall Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Anne Neall arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870
  • Emma Neall arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870
  • W. A. Neall arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Neall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Neall (post 1700)



  • Robert R. Neall (b. 1948), American politician, State Senator, State Delegate and County Executive of Anne Arundel County, Maryland
  • Robert R. Neall, American Republican politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates District 33, 1975-86; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 4th District, 1986; Elected Maryland State Senate 33rd District 1998
  • Francis M. Neall, American Democrat politician, Liberal Democratic Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 13th District, 1902
  • Alfred C. Neall, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Philadelphia County, 1877-80
  • Gail Neall (b. 1955), Australian gold, silver and bronze medalist medley Olympic swimmer

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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: Vincere vel mori
Motto Translation: To conquer or die.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817

Other References

  1. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  9. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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The Neall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Neall 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 10 February 2016 at 13:54.

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