The name Neller is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Kneela, in Devon
, or at Knell House in Sussex
, or in Knill, in Herefordshire
. The place-names described above are all derived from the Old English word cnylle,
which meant knoll. The name means "dweller at the knoll." It seems likely that the name originated at Knill, in Herefordshire
, as this is the oldest place that bears that name. Knill appears in the Domesday Book
as Chenille. Knell House derives its name directly from the family name.
Early Origins of the Neller family
The surname Neller was first found in Herefordshire
, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Neller family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Neller research.Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1220, 1296, 1273, 1327, 1571, 1600, 1656, 1570, 1569, 1560, 1581, 1615, 1664, 1646 and 1723 are included under the topic Early Neller History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Neller Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Neller has been spelled many different ways, including Knell, Kneller, Knill, Knille, Knelle and others.
Early Notables of the Neller family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Knell ( fl.
1570), an English divine, rector of Dorset
in 1569; and his son Thomas Knell (fl. 1560-1581), an English clergyman; Paul Knell (1615-1664), an English divine from Clire Hall, Cambridge; the renowned 19th century marine painter, William... Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Neller Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Neller family to Ireland
Some of the Neller family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Neller family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Nellers to arrive in North America:
Neller Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Francis Neller, who arrived in Indiana in 1847 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Neller Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Anne Neller, aged 25, a housemaid, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
Contemporary Notables of the name Neller (post 1700)
- Robert B. Neller (b. 1953), United States Marine Corps lieutenant general, Commander, United States Marine Corps Forces Command and United States Marine Corps Forces, Europe
- Keith Neller (b. 1960), Australian professional rugby league footballer who played from 1984 to 1992