Ney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The German surname Ney simply means "new." It is likely that the name was first given as a nickname to a newcomer to an area, and was passed down as a hereditary surname to the original bearer's descendants.
Early Origins of the Ney family
The surname Ney was first found in various regions of Germany. Due to its nickname origins, it is likely that the name emerged independently as a surname in many different places, creating several original branches of the Ney family, each of which played an important role in the development of medieval society.
Early History of the Ney family
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Ney Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Neu, Ney, Neye, Neyge, Nige, Nue and others.
Early Notables of the Ney family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Ney is the 9,522nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name.  However, in France, the name Ney is ranked the 4,058th most popular surname with an estimated 1,500 - 2,000 people with that name. 
| Ney migration to the United States ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Andreas Ney, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 
- Valentine Ney, aged 24, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1736 
- H Georg Ney, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 
- Johannes Ney, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 
- Christn Ney, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 
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Ney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Henry Ney, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836 
- Jacob Ney, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840 
- Philip Ney, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1854 
- Nik Ney, who arrived in North Dakota in 1885 
|Contemporary Notables of the name Ney (post 1700) ||+|
- Edward Purdy Ney (1920-1996), American physicist, recipient of two awards from NASA
- Richard Maximillian Ney (1916-2004), American actor and investment counselor
- Robert William "Bob" Ney (b. 1954), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio's 18th district (1995-2006)
- Alexander Ney (b. 1939), Russian-born, American sculptor and painter
- Robert William Ney (b. 1954), American Republican politician, Member of Ohio State House of Representatives, 1981-83; Member of Ohio State Senate, 1985-94; U.S. Representative from Ohio 18th District, 1995- 
- John M. Ney (b. 1839), American Democratic Party politician, Manufacturer; Member of Connecticut State Senate 1st District, 1903-04 
- John J. Ney, American politician, Circuit Judge in Iowa 9th District, 1884 
- John Ney, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 20th District, 1962 
- Harry C. Ney (b. 1871), American Democratic Party politician, Manufacturer; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1908; Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Farmington, 1919-20 
- Edward Noonan Ney (b. 1925), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Canada, 1989-92 
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- "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/last-names/
- 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)
- The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html