The surname Neyland was derived from the Gaelic "O Niallain," which means "descendant of Niall."
in the province of Munster.
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Many spelling variations
of the surname Neyland can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include O'Neilan, O'Neylan, Neilan, Neylan, O'Nelan and others.
In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North America. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine
of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia
. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Neyland family came to North America quite early:
Neyland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Georgiana Neyland, aged 45, who settled in America, in 1893
- Andrew C. Neyland, aged 55, who landed in America, in 1893
Neyland Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Harry A. Neyland, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
- James Neyland, aged 34, who landed in America from England, London, in 1914
- Peter Neyland, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
- Joseph Neyland, aged 23, who emigrated to America from Loughrea, Ireland, in 1920
- Lloyd Neyland, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1921
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