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The surname Neylan was derived from the Gaelic "O Niallain," which means "descendant of Niall."

Neylan Early Origins



The surname Neylan was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clįr) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster.

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Neylan Spelling Variations


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Neylan Spelling Variations



Pronunciation, rather than spelling, guided scribes and church officials when recording names during the Middle Ages. This practice often resulted in one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Neylan are preserved in these old documents. The various spellings of the name that were found include O'Neilan, O'Neylan, Neilan, Neylan, O'Nelan and others.

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Neylan Early History


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Neylan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Neylan research. Another 194 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1570 is included under the topic Early Neylan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Neylan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Neylan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Neylan 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 were:

Neylan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Neylan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Birman" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BIRMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Birman.htm
  • Ellen Neylan, aged 22, a housemaid, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"
  • Daniel Neylan, aged 24, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Monsoon"
  • Daniel Neylan, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Stamboul"
  • Mark Neylan, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Stamboul"

Neylan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Michael Neylan, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • Patrick Neylan, aged 22, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Neylan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Neylan (post 1700)



  • Kathleen Neylan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1972
  • John Francis Neylan (1885-1960), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1920; member, University of California Board of Regents, 1928-55
  • Brigadier Edward Michael Neylan (b. 1896), Australian Commander Royal Artillery 5th Australian Infantry Division from 1944 to 1945

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Neylan Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BIRMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Birman.htm

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  5. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
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The Neylan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Neylan 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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