Scotland. It is derived from the personal name Naos, which is a dialectal form of Aonghus or Angus. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Neis, which is derived from the earlier form Mac Naois; both of these mean son of Angus. Thus, the name Neas is a cognate of MacAngus and MacInnes.
Early Origins of the Neas family
Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Neas family
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Neas Spelling Variations
spelling variations. In various documents Neas has been spelled MacNeish, MacNeice, MacNish, MacNess, MacKness, MacNeece and many more.
Early Notables of the Neas family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Neas family to Ireland
Some of the Neas family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Neas family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Neas Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Neas (post 1700)
The Neas 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: Animo non astutia
Motto Translation: By courage, not by craft.
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