× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2017


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.

Close

Neilan Spelling Variations


Expand

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.

Close

Neilan Early History


Expand

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.

Close

Neilan Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

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.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

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, 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"

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Neilan (post 1700)


Expand

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

Close

Neilan Family Crest Products


Expand

Neilan Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

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. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    3. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    4. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    6. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    11. ...

    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.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest