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

Neilan Early Origins



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

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Neilan Spelling Variations


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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.

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Neilan Early History


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Neilan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Neilan research. 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.

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Neilan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Neilan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Neilan Notables 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



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

Neilan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Neilan (post 1700)


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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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Neilan Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    2. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    5. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Neilan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Neilan 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 19 October 2015 at 14:54.

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