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Origins Available: English, Scottish


The Neaves surname is derived from a place called Nevay in Angus.

Neaves Early Origins



The surname Neaves was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they held a family seat from early times and were granted lands by King David of Scotland.

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Neaves Spelling Variations


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Neaves Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Nevay, Neave, Neaves, Nevey, Neve, Neevey and others.

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Neaves Early History


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Neaves Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Neaves research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1219, 1453, 1558, 1870 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Neaves History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Neaves Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Neaves Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Neaves 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Neaves Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Neaves, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1852
  • Elsie Neaves, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Peter B. Neaves, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Dundee, in 1892

Neaves Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James Neaves, aged 47, who settled in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1911
  • Marian Neaves, aged 28, who settled in America from London, England, in 1911
  • Kathleen Neaves, aged 24, who landed in America from London, England, in 1912
  • Howard Neaves, aged 59, who landed in America, in 1920
  • Arther Neaves, aged 51, who landed in America, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Neaves (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Neaves (post 1700)



  • Thomas B. Neaves, American politician, Delegate to Missouri State Constitutional Convention 21st District, 1845-46
  • Charles Neaves, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1956
  • Charles Neaves (1800-1876), Scottish theologian, judge and writer, known as Lord Neaves
  • Kevon De Clan Neaves (b. 1985), Trinidadian football midfielder
  • Alan Reginald Neaves (b. 1924), former Australian public servant, lawyer and judge, Secretary of the Attorney-General's Department (1979-1983)

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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: Sola proba quae honestas
Motto Translation: Those things only are good which are honorable.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. 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.
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. 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).
    9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The Neaves Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Neaves 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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