Nevers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Nevers family

The surname Nevers 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 Nevers family

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

Nevers Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Nevers family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Nevers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Nevers family

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.



The Nevers 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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