Anglo-Saxon name Neigh comes from when the family resided near a river. Neigh is a local surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. There are a variety of types of local surnames, some of which include: topographic surnames, which could be given to a person who lived beside any physical feature, such as a hill, stream, church or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. This surname comes from the Old English phrase, atten (e)ye, which means at the river. This surname was first found in England in the county of Essex.
Early Origins of the Neigh family
Essex, where they were established early in the medieval period.
Early History of the Neigh family
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Neigh Spelling Variations
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. Neigh has been recorded under many different variations, including Nye, Nie, Nay, Ney and others.
Early Notables of the Neigh family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Neigh family to the New World and Oceana
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 Neigh or a variant listed above:
Neigh Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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