Neblett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Neblett surname is thought to derive from the Middle English word "nibbe," which was a form of "neb," which meant "nose."

Early Origins of the Neblett family

The surname Neblett was first found in Gloucestershire 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 Neblett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Neblett research. Another 136 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1584, 1602, 1764, 1798, 1808, and 1862 are included under the topic Early Neblett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Neblett Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Neblett has been recorded under many different variations, including Niblet, Niblick, Niblock,Niblett, Neblit, Neblitt, Niblit and many more.

Early Notables of the Neblett family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Neblett family to Ireland

Some of the Neblett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 85 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Neblett migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Neblett or a variant listed above:

Neblett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Fowler Neblett, who landed in Barbados in 1796 [1]
Neblett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Lambert Neblett, who immigrated to America, in 1919
  • N. Neblett, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1920
  • Adina Neblett, aged 15, who settled in America from S.Michael, Barbados, in 1920
  • Dawson Neblett, aged 18, who immigrated to the United States from Barbados, British West Indies, in 1922
  • Wilfred Neblett, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Neblett (post 1700) +

  • Carol Neblett (1946-2017), American operatic soprano
  • Touré Neblett (b. 1971), birth name of Touré, an American writer, music journalist, cultural critic, and co-host of The Cycle on MSNBC
  • Andre Neblett (b. 1988), American NFL football defensive tackle for the New England Patriots
  • William J. Neblett (b. 1822), American politician, Delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861 [2]
  • William H. Neblett, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1932 [2]
  • Robert Scott Neblett (1855-1918), American politician, Mayor of Corsicana, Texas, 1885-88; Member of Texas State Legislature [2]
  • Robert Caldwell Neblett (1795-1871), American politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives, 1855-56 [2]
  • Edward Neblett (1818-1907), American politician, Mayor of Santa Rosa, California, 1876-78 [2]
  • Charles Neblett Jr., American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964 [2]
  • Colin Neblett (1875-1950), United States federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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