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The Nevay surname is derived from a place called Nevay in Angus.

Nevay Early Origins



The surname Nevay was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they held a family seat from early times and were granted lands by King David of Scotland.

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Nevay Spelling Variations


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Nevay Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Nevay, Neave, Neaves, Nevey, Neve, Neevey and others.

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Nevay Early History


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Nevay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nevay research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1219, 1453, 1558, 1870 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Nevay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nevay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nevay Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nevay 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 or some of its variants were: John Neave, who came to Virginia in 1630; Margaret Neave, who arrived at Boston in 1637; Alexander Neave, who settled in Maryland in 1716; William Neaves, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1852.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nevay (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nevay (post 1700)



  • John Nevay (1792-1870), Scottish poet and author who frequently contributed to the "Edinburgh Literary Journal"
  • James Nevay, British painter, many of his work appear at Burton Constable Hall
  • Laurence Nevay, British researcher of lasers for accelerators at the University of Oxford

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sola proba quae honestas
Motto Translation: Those things only are good which are honorable.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    3. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    4. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
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    The Nevay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nevay 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 18 April 2014 at 19:18.

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