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Where did the Spanish Neira family come from? What is the Spanish Neira family crest and coat of arms? When did the Neira family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Neira family history?The Spanish family name Neira is of ancient and noble descent, and is classified as being of habitation origin. In this particular instance, the name Neira was taken from the place named Neira. The etymology of the Galician word "neira" lies in the Basque term "nerea" meaning "bog of ferns."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Neira, Neyra and others.
First found in the northwestern province of Galicia, where the family held their ancestral seat. The first references to the name Neira are from the 10th century and mention the first title of nobility being granted to a family member.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Neira research. Another 364 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1541, 1595, and 1665 are included under the topic Early Neira History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 104 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Neira Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Neira Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Ruy De Neira, who arrived in America in 1827
- Joaquin De Neira, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1840
- Manuel Neira, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1858
- Andres Neira, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860
- Marina Alabau Neira (b. 1985), Spanish sailor
- Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira (1542-1595), Spanish navigator
- Hernán Neira (b. 1960), Peruvian professor and writer born in Lima
- Juan Neira (b. 1989), Argentine football forward
- Alonso Neira (b. 1913), Colombian sculptor
- Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
- Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
- Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
- Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
- Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
- Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
- Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
- Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
- Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
- de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
The Neira Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Neira 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.
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