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Multiple Origins for the Surname Neese


Scottish


On the Scottish west coast, the Neese family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from the personal name Naos, which is a dialectal form of Aonghus or Angus. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Neis, which is derived from the earlier form Mac Naois; both of these mean son of Angus. Thus, the name Neese is a cognate of MacAngus and MacInnes.

Neese Early Origins



The surname Neese was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, 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.

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Neese Spelling Variations


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Neese Spelling Variations



In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations appear in records of early Scottish names. Neese has appeared as MacNeish, MacNeice, MacNish, MacNess, MacKness, MacNeece and many more.

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Neese Early History


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Neese Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Neese research. Another 238 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1522 is included under the topic Early Neese History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Neese Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Neese Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Neese Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Neese In Ireland


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Neese In Ireland



Some of the Neese family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



These settlers arrived in North America at a time when the east was burgeoning with prosperous colonies and the expanses of the west were just being opened up. The American War of Independence was also imminent. Some Scots stayed to fight for a new country, while others who remained loyal went north as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of them went on to rediscover their heritage in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic Scottish events. The Neese were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Thomas McNeish, who settled in Philadelphia in 1868; Michael McNish settled in Philadelphia in 1866.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Neese (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Neese (post 1700)



  • Bryan Neese (b. 1964), American professional strongman competitor, 1999 America's Strongest Man Champion
  • Timothy "Tim" Neese, American politician, Republican member of the Indiana House of Representatives
  • Charles Gelbert Neese (1916-1989), United States federal judge from Paris, Tennessee
  • Terry Neese (b. 1948), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 2004
  • Mrs. Percy Neese, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Iowa State House of Representatives from Hamilton County, 1950; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1952
  • Kermit Neese, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1940
  • Elbert H. Neese Jr., American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1956
  • Charlotte Neese, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972
  • Charles G. Neese, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1952
  • George M Neese (b. 1909), American author
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Animo non astutia
Motto Translation: By courage, not by craft.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    3. 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.
    4. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    5. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    6. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    7. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    8. 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).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
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    The Neese Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Neese 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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