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Neilan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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

Early Origins of the Neilan family


The surname Neilan 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 Neilan family


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Another 194 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1570 is included under the topic Early Neilan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Neilan Spelling Variations


Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Neilan 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 Neilan family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Neilan family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Neilan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John, Johanna and Elizabeth Neilan, who all died en route to Quebec in 1847
  • Mr. John Neilan, aged 35 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Virginius" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 49)
  • Ms. Judith Neilan, aged 28 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Cape Breton" departing from the port of Dublin, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 50)
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Neilan, aged 65 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Ninian" departing 13th April 1847 from Limerick, Ireland; the ship arrived on 12th June 1847 but she died on board [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 91)
  • Miss. Johanna Neilan who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Ninian" departing 13th April 1847 from Limerick, Ireland; the ship arrived on 12th June 1847 but she died on board [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 91)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Neilan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Neilan, aged 19, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
  • Margaret Neilan, aged 20, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
  • Ann Neilan, aged 20, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"

Contemporary Notables of the name Neilan (post 1700)


  • Gabrielle Neilan, American model and beauty pageant competitor, Miss Congeniality (2013) for Oregon
  • Paul Neilan, American novelist, best known for his work Apathy and Other Small Victories
  • Marshall Neilan (1891-1958), American Directors Guild of America film actor and director; at one time he was top director for Goldwyn Pictures
  • Martin Neilan, Irish Fianna Fáil politician
  • Alison Roberta Noble Neilan (1884-1942), English suffragette, she was imprisoned three times for her activities

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Citations


  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 49)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 50)
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 91)

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