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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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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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  3. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  8. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  9. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  10. 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).
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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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