Neve History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Neve family

The surname Neve 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.

Early History of the Neve family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Neve research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1219, 1453, 1558, 1870 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Neve History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Neve Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Neve family (pre 1700)

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United States Neve migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Neve Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Mary Neve, who arrived in Maryland in 1662 [1]
  • Samuel Neve, who settled in Barbados in 1682
  • Samuel Neve who settled in Barbados in 1682
Neve Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Godfrid Neve, aged 25, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
Neve Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Neve and child arrived in New York in 1822
  • William Neve, who settled in New York with his children in 1822
  • William Neve, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1829 [1]
  • Elizabeth Neve, who arrived in New York, NY in 1836 [1]

Australia Neve migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Neve Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Neve, aged 43, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Caucasian" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Neve (post 1700) +

  • Loyd E. Neve, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 2008 [3]
  • John Neve, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Wolverhampton, 1884-98 [3]

The Neve 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.

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 26 April 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Caucasian 1853. Retrieved
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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