The Neb surname is a habitational name, taken on from any of the various places in northern England
, derived from the Middle English words "newe," meaning "new," and "by," meaning "farm," or "settlement."
Early Origins of the Neb family
The surname Neb was first found in Yorkshire
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 Neb family
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Neb Spelling Variations
Neb has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Newby, Newbee, Newbeigh, Newbey and others.
Early Notables of the Neb family (pre 1700)
Migration of the Neb family to Ireland
Some of the Neb family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 81 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Neb family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Nebs to arrive on North American shores:
Neb Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Johann Martin Neb, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)