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Neas is one of the names derived from the families of the ancient Dalriadan clans of 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.

Neas Early Origins



The surname Neas was first found in 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.

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Neas Spelling Variations


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Neas Spelling Variations



Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. In various documents Neas has been spelled MacNeish, MacNeice, MacNish, MacNess, MacKness, MacNeece and many more.

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Neas Early History


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Neas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Neas research. Another 238 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1522 is included under the topic Early Neas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Neas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Neas Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Neas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Neas In Ireland


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Neas In Ireland



Some of the Neas family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 165 words (12 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Neas Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Neas, aged 37, a joiner, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875
  • Pauline Neas, aged 37, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875
  • Rudolph Neas, aged 11, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875
  • Emma Neas, aged 9, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875
  • Bertha Neas, aged 7, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Neas (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Neas (post 1700)



  • Ralph G. Neas (b. 1946), American President and CEO of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA)
  • Ralph G. Neas, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 8th District, 1998
  • Harry M. Neas, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1916
  • Mrs. Dorcas Neas, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1960

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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: Animo non astutia
Motto Translation: By courage, not by craft.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    7. 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.
    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. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    10. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    11. ...

    The Neas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Neas 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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