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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."
The surname Neira was 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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Neira, Neyra and others.
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 and printed products wherever possible.
Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos nombres de familias se han destacado, por ejemplo, Sancho de Neira, a knight who helped King...
Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Neira Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Neira Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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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