Neef History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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

Early Origins of the Neef family

The surname Neef 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.

Important Dates for the Neef family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Neef research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1219, 1453, 1558, 1870 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Neef History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Neef Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Neef family (pre 1700)

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Neef migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Neef Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John David Neef, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773 [1]
Neef Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hartman Neef, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • Wilhelm Neef, aged 45, who arrived in America in 1881 [1]
  • Peter Neef, who arrived in Arkansas in 1888 [1]
  • William Neef, who arrived in Arkansas in 1894 [1]

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Citations

  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)
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