Neate History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Neate family

The surname Neate was first found in Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Neate family

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Neate Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Neate include Neat, Neate, Neet, Neete, Neyte, Neyt and others.

Early Notables of the Neate family (pre 1700)

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United States Neate migration to the United States +

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Neate or a variant listed above:

Neate Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Xtopr Neate, who landed in Virginia in 1650 [1]
  • Xtopr Neate, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
Neate Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Neate, a child apprentice sent to Barbados in 1767
Neate Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Arnold E. Neate, aged 32, who settled in America from England, in 1893
Neate Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • William Neate, aged 34, who landed in America from Devizes, England, in 1907
  • Guy Thomas Neate, aged 26, who landed in America from Leatherhead, England, in 1908
  • Kathleen M. Neate, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States from Bristol, England, in 1911
  • Mary A. Neate, aged 52, who landed in America from Bristol, England, in 1914
  • Emma Rosina Neate, aged 33, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1916
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Neate migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Neate Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Frank G. Neate, aged 33, who settled in Ottawa, Canada, in 1919

Australia Neate migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Neate Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Jesse Neate, aged 24, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Duke of Wellington" [2]
  • Elizabeth Neate, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna Maria" in 1849 [3]
  • J. Neate, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Posthumous" in 1849 [4]
  • Emma Neate, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Switzerland"

Contemporary Notables of the name Neate (post 1700) +

  • Patrick Neate (b. 1946), former English cricketer
  • Patrick Neate (b. 1970), British novelist, journalist, playwright and podcaster
  • Kenneth Neate (1914-1997), Australian operatic and concert tenor, opera producer
  • Andy Neate (b. 1974), British racing driver
  • Adam Neate (b. 1977), British conceptual artist


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF WELLINGTON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Duke%20of%20Wellington.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ANNA MARIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849AnnaMaria.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The POSTHUMOUS 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Posthumous.htm


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