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The ancestors of the Nevill family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Durham. Their name, however, is a reference to Neuville, Sur Touques of Orne in the canton of Gacey, Normandy. "This family descended from Baldric Teutonicus, who with his brother Wiger came to Normandy c.900 to offer his service to the Duke. From him descend the families Neville, Courcy and others." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)


Nevill Early Origins



The surname Nevill was first found in Durham where they claim descent from Gilbert de Nevil, the companion in arms of the William the Conqueror who many believe was the Duke's Admiral but there is no mention of him in the Domesday Book. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
Another early record shows Ranulph de Nevill of Raby, Durham, being summoned to Parliament as a Baron on June 8, 1294. Ralph Neville (died 1244) served as Lord Chancellor of England, Bishop of Chichester and was Archbishop of Canterbury elect from 1231 to 1232.

Wargrave in Berkshire was home to another branch of the family. "The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at 13. 13. 6., and in the gift of the lord of the manor and impropriator, Lord Braybrooke, to whose ancestor, Sir Henry Nevill, the Billingbear estates, and the hundred of Wargrave, anciently attached to the see of Winchester, were granted by Edward VI." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Another branch of the family was found at Dalton-Piercy in Durham. "In 1370, Henry, Lord Percy, sold this manor to Sir John Nevile, of Raby; and it remained with the descendants of that proprietor until the forfeiture by the family, since which time the lands have been divided." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

"[Liversedge in the West Riding of Yorkshire] was anciently the property of the Neville family, lords of the manor, of whose mansion, Liversedge Hall, there are still some slight remains." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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Nevill Spelling Variations


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Nevill Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Neville, Navelle, Nevile, Nevil, Nevill and others.

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Nevill Early History


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Nevill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nevill research. Another 515 words (37 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1364, 1425, 1397, 1200, 1428, 1471, 1461, 1470, 1625, 1712, 1661, 1651, 1685, 1675, 1615, 1676, 1631, 1692, 1680, 1681, 1620, 1694, 1668, 1655, 1717, 1697 and are included under the topic Early Nevill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nevill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nevill Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Richard Neville (1428-1471), who became the 16th Earl of Warwick, through his mother, a countess. He was known as the "Kingmaker" as he played a large role in putting Edward IV on the throne in 1461, deposing him in 1470, and then restoring...

Another 156 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nevill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nevill In Ireland


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Nevill In Ireland



Some of the Nevill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Nevill or a variant listed above:

Nevill Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John and Richard Nevill settled in Maryland in 1633
  • Richard Nevill, who arrived in Maryland in 1634-1641
  • Ann Nevill, who landed in Maryland in 1639
  • Benjamin Nevill, who arrived in Maryland in 1665
  • James Nevill, who arrived in New Jersey in 1675
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Nevill Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Isack Nevill, who arrived in Virginia in 1703

Nevill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Nevill, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1813

Nevill Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Johanna Nevill, aged 23, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Matilda" from Cork, Ireland
  • Thomas Nevill, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1841

Nevill Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Nevill a bricklayer, arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "John Pirie" in 1836 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) John Pirie 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836JohnPirie.htm
  • Susannah Nevill arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1837 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  • Barnard Nevill arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Florentia" in 1849
  • James Nevill, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Confiance"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nevill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nevill (post 1700)



  • Edward Nevill (1902-2001), sometime Professor of Histology at Cambridge University in England
  • Sir Arthur de Terrotte Nevill KBE, CB (1899-1985), Air Vice-Marshal, a famous New Zealand military aviator
  • James Francis "Jim" Nevill (1927-2007), the British head of the Scotland Yard Bomb Squad
  • Ted Nevill, British author, specialist in military history and has contributed to many books on military history
  • Cosmo Nevill (b. 1907), British Major General

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) John Pirie 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836JohnPirie.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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The Nevill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nevill 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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