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Neelands History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Neelands was derived from the Gaelic "O Niallain," which means "descendant of Niall."

Early Origins of the Neelands family


The surname Neelands was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clár) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster.

Early History of the Neelands family


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Neelands Spelling Variations


Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Neelands were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. O'Neilan, O'Neylan, Neilan, Neylan, O'Nelan and others.

Early Notables of the Neelands family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Neelands family to the New World and Oceana


The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish families leaving Ireland for the distant shores of North America and Australia. These families often left their homeland hungry, penniless, and destitute do to the policies of England. Those Irish immigrants that survived the long sea passage initially settled on the eastern seaboard of the continent. Some, however, moved north to a then infant Canada as United Empire Loyalists after ironically serving with the English in the American War of Independence. Others that remained in America later joined the westward migration in search of land. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, though, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America, and those who arrived were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. In fact, the foundations of today's powerful nations of the United Sates and Canada were to a larger degree built by the Irish. Archival documents indicate that members of the Neelands family relocated to North American shores quite early:

Neelands Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Thomas F. Neelands, aged 47, originally from Vancover, Canada, arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Liverpool, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX1T-ZP5 : 6 December 2014), Thomas F. Neelands, 09 Sep 1909; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Grech Neelands, aged 38, originally from Canada, arrived in New York in 1916 aboard the ship "Stephen" from Barbados, British West Indies [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJHC-931 : 6 December 2014), Grech Neelands, 03 Nov 1916; citing departure port Barbados, British West Indies, arrival port New York, ship name Stephen, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Ernest V. Neelands, aged 38, originally from Toronto, Canada, arrived in New York in 1917 aboard the ship "Zulia" from Curacao, DWI [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJCY-SJ8 : 6 December 2014), Ernest V. Neelands, 27 Jul 1917; citing departure port Curacao, DWI, arrival port New York, ship name Zulia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Ernest V. Neelands, aged 41, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Grove" from Kingston, Jamaica [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DL-NMQ : 6 December 2014), Ernest V. Neelands, 25 Oct 1920; citing departure port Kingston, Jamaica, arrival port New York, ship name Grove, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Jessie Neelands, aged 38, originally from Toronto, Canada, arrived in New York, New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Sixaola" from Cartagena, Colombia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6J1-F3Y : 6 December 2014), Jessie Neelands, 26 May 1921; citing departure port Cartagena, Colombia, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Sixaola, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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Contemporary Notables of the name Neelands (post 1700)


  • John A. Neelands, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1933 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Abram Rupert Neelands, Canadian mining engineer, son in law of John Alexander Agnew, Chairman of The Cementation Company; he was asked by Agnew to take over the company in 1921; it rose to become a large British construction business that was eventually acquired by Trafalgar House
  • Robert Henry Neelands (1881-1974), Canadian politician who served in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1919 to 1928
  • Thomas Fletcher Neelands (1862-1944), Canadian politician, 9th Mayor of Vancouver, British Columbia from 1902 to 1903

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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX1T-ZP5 : 6 December 2014), Thomas F. Neelands, 09 Sep 1909; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJHC-931 : 6 December 2014), Grech Neelands, 03 Nov 1916; citing departure port Barbados, British West Indies, arrival port New York, ship name Stephen, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJCY-SJ8 : 6 December 2014), Ernest V. Neelands, 27 Jul 1917; citing departure port Curacao, DWI, arrival port New York, ship name Zulia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DL-NMQ : 6 December 2014), Ernest V. Neelands, 25 Oct 1920; citing departure port Kingston, Jamaica, arrival port New York, ship name Grove, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6J1-F3Y : 6 December 2014), Jessie Neelands, 26 May 1921; citing departure port Cartagena, Colombia, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Sixaola, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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